Pronunciation: (brä'thä, -sä), [key]
—pl. -zasPronunciation: (-thäs, -säs). [key]
a unit of length in some Spanish-speaking countries, representing the reach of outspread arms, officially 5.48 U.S. ft. (1.67 m) in Spain and 5.68 U.S. ft. (1.73 m) in Argentina.
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