- 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 of braccio
1750–60; < Italian: literally, an arm < Latin bracchium; see brace
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In combination its syllables sometimes get to four letters, as in fronte and braccia.Essays sthetical
The whole cupola, from the ground up to the summit of the cross, is 202 braccia.
The middle nave alone is 72 braccia in height; and the other two lesser naves, 48 braccia.
The ornamental frame of this altar is thirteen braccia high, and the predella is two braccia high.
This figure was clothed and six braccia high, and he erected and completely finished it.