Also found in: Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.


(Spanish raŋˈkaɡwa)
(Placename) a city in central Chile. Pop: 217 000 (2005 est)
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014


(rɑŋˈkɑ gwɑ)

a city in central Chile. 172,489.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in classic literature ?
-- We proceeded due south, and slept at Rancagua. The road passed over the level but narrow plain, bounded on one side by lofty hills, and on the other by the Cordillera.
(20th.) We l followed this valley till it expanded into a great plain, which reaches from the sea to the mountains west of Rancagua. We shortly lost all trees and even bushes; so that the inhabitants are nearly as badly off for firewood as those in the Pampas.
On February 13, 1996, a 7-year-old boy from Donihue in Administrative Region VI was admitted to the Hospital Clinico Fusat of Rancagua in the region (Figure 1) with a 2-day history of adynamia and dizziness.