braccio

[ brah-choh, -chee-oh ]
/ ˈbrɑ tʃoʊ, -tʃiˌoʊ /
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noun, plural brac·cia [brah-chuh, -chee-uh] /ˈbrɑ tʃə, -tʃi ə/.

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).

Nearby words

  1. brabant,
  2. brabançon,
  3. brabble,
  4. brabham,
  5. braccate,
  6. brace,
  7. brace and bit,
  8. brace jack,
  9. brace molding,
  10. brace root

Origin of braccio

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

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