Definition of "sierra" [‖Si•er•ra]

  • A rugged range of mountains having an irregular or jagged profile. See Usage Note at redundancy. (noun)
  • A Spanish mackerel (Scomberomorus sierra) of the Pacific coast of tropical America. (noun)
  • See cero. (noun)

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Use "sierra" in a sentence
  • "Afterwards, I flew out of San Andres in a light aircraft and had an opportunity to view the Huichol sierra from the air."
  • "I purchased some Federal 140 grain sierra boat tails that the rifle really likes to shoot."
  • "And the first hour and a half of that, from Tuxpan to the foot of the sierra, is actually pretty good, including a short stretch of autopista from Tuxpan to Tihuatlan."