What does the word sierra mean?

Usage examples for sierra

  1. That I might take a passing view of one of these places on my return to Uxmal, I determined to go back by a different road, across the sierra, which rises a short distance from the village of Ticul. – Incidents of Travel in Yucatan, Vol. I. by John L. Stephens
  2. The Sierra Madres are growing, he said, and for this reason they have shaken the city of San Francisco. – Complete Story of the San Francisco Horror by Richard Linthicum Trumbull White Samuel Fallows
  3. The island, which we fell in with some ten leagues south from the bay of Sierra Leona, in lat. – A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. VIII. by Robert Kerr