Definitions For Derecho


DERECHO (plural DERECHOs) (US) A windstorm with strong straight-line winds.


Finnish: syöksyvirtausparvi, s Persian: دِرِچو, tr=derecho

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{{pedialite, derecho}}


Borrowed from {{bor, en, es, derecho, , straight}}, this term seems to have been coined by {{w, Gustavus Detlef Hinrichs}} in 1888 to contrast derechos from tornadoes, which twistRay Wolf, Ammon Shea, , OxfordWords blog, 25 July 2012; compare the etymology of tornado. {{doublet, en, direct}}.


chordee, cohered, heredoc, ochered

Is Derecho a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) NO
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary NO

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