noun, plural ar·ro·bas [uh-roh-buhz; Spanish and Portuguese ahr-raw-bahs]. /əˈroʊ bəz; Spanish and Portuguese ɑrˈrɔ βɑs/.
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Example sentences from the Web for arroba
Each of these Chinese works one arroba of rough iron into nails daily, and is paid only the said twenty-eight reals per month.
The thread of the same cotton with which they are sewed costs twenty reals per arroba.
These are gathered, and tied up in bundles of about an arroba, or thirty-two pounds' weight.Oregon and Eldorado|Thomas Bulfinch
The arroba is a Spanish weight, equal to twenty-five pounds of sixteen ounces each.
These fish are so big that they weigh half an arroba each, and some as much as one arroba.