- a unit of length in some Spanish-speaking countries, representing the reach of outspread arms, officially 5.48 U.S. ft. (1.67 meters) in Spain and 5.68 U.S. ft. (1.73 meters) in Argentina.
Origin of braza
< Spanish < Latin brāchia arms (neuter plural), taken as feminine singular; see brace
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Examples from the Web for braza
I embarked in it; it must have been more than one braza long.
The sawyers of brazas16 shall receive four reals for each braza one braza long and one vara wide, but nothing else.
In order to do this, it was necessary to lengthen the keel a braza, and to raise the sides about half a vara.The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898: Volume XXXI, 1640
Not a braza of rope did I find, nor balls for ten pieces of artillery which are here.
When they are thirsty, the Indians cut off a braza, and a quartillo of fluid runs out of it, which is good and healthful.The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898
Emma Helen Blair