rurales

plural noun
ru·​ra·​les | \rüˈräˌlās\

Definition of rurales 

: the Mexican rural mounted constabulary

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

First Known Use of rurales

1878, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for rurales

Mexican Spanish, from Spanish, adjective, plural of rural, from Latin ruralis

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about rurales

Statistics for rurales

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for rurales

The first known use of rurales was in 1878

See more words from the same year

Comments on rurales

What made you want to look up rurales? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

living or existing for a long time

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Late Autumn 2018 Words of the Day Quiz

  • frosted-autumn-leaves
  • Which is a synonym of yahoo?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!