Precordillera is a Spanish geographical term for hills and mountains lying before a greater range, foothills. The term is derived from cordillera (mountain range)—literally "pre-mountain range"—and applied usually to the Andes,.
Some places usually called precordillera are:
- Mountains between Sierras de Córdoba and the main chain of the Andes in Argentina. See Cuyo (Argentina) and Cuyania.
- Used all over Chile from north to south as a morphological unit lying just between the Andes and the Intermediate Depression.
- "precordillera". Diccionario de la lengua española - Edición del Tricentenario (in Spanish). Retrieved 6 February 2017.