Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In Spanish-speaking countries, a wagon-road or highway.

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Examples

  • Revolucion Street going down the hill to the carretera is a major stream.

    Lake Chapala Update, 08/13/04

  • I understand, Camille but what Dawg is talking about here is the slimeballs working the carretera from the Llibramiento through Ajijic.

    Disgusting Thieves

  • In the hillside Park Guell (carretera del Carmel), kids can actually climb on his sculptures.

    Off The Beaten Track: Barcelona

  • So I rode out of Riobamba on a hired mount along the desert trail which leads to Ambato, from which the carretera starts for Quito.

    Head Hunters of the Amazon: Seven Years of Exploration and Adventure

  • In those days, before the light railway from Guayaquil to Quito was built, a stage-coach ran from Ambato to the Capital along the carretera, on which were built, at ten-mile intervals, relay stations.

    Head Hunters of the Amazon: Seven Years of Exploration and Adventure

  • "What's _carretera accidentada_ mean?" said my sister, looking up from the Michelin Guide.

    Jonah and Co.

  • The main reason for going to Linares was because the Cherub believed there was a fair hotel, built to accommodate Englishmen collected for the lead-mining; therefore it was without regret that we turned the Gloria to follow the _carretera_ to Cordoba.

    The Car of Destiny

  • We now began to descend the valley by a broad and excellent _carretera_, or carriage road, which was cut out of the steep side of the mountain on our right.

    Letters of George Borrow to the British and Foreign Bible Society

  • We now began to descend the valley by a broad and excellent carretera or carriage road, which was cut out of the steep side of the mountain on our right.

    The Bible in Spain

  • Existe una diferencia entre las poblaciones de Santa Rita y Santa Marta 1 y Santa Marta 2, que se encuentran al borde de la carretera antigua a Cochabamba, donde se encuentran viviendas de ladrillo y teja junto a las más sencillas, y las poblaciones campesinas que se encuentran hacia el interior de la montaña, que son puramente de adobe y motacú, con condiciones mucho más sencillas, donde no llegan el agua y la luz.

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