braccio

braccio

[brah-choh, -chee-oh]
noun, plural braccia [brah-chuh, -chee-uh] .
an old Italian unit of length, usually about 26 or 27 inches (66 or 68 cm), but varying between 18 and 28 inches (46 and 71 cm).

Origin:
1750–60; < Italian: literally, an arm < Latin bracchium; see brace

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