Definition of derecho in English:

derecho

Syllabification: de·re·cho
Pronunciation: /dāˈrāˌCHō
 
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noun (plural derechos)

US
  • A line of intense, widespread, and fast-moving windstorms and sometimes thunderstorms that moves across a great distance and is characterized by damaging winds.
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    • I would like to know what scientific writings about bow echoes and derechos have been published.
    • When the bow echo bulge reaches 80-320 km wide, the derecho has been born.
    • View a radar animation of the derecho as it passed through the area.

Origin

late 19th century: Spanish, literally 'straight'.

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