Arroba


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Wikipedia.

Arroba

A Portuguese measure of weight approximately equivalent to 14.69 kilograms. It became obsolete after Lusophone countries adopted the metric system in the 19th century.
References in periodicals archive ?
Podriamos decir que la generacion arroba es la que nace despues de 1975 y llega a su plenitud en torno al ano 2000, mientras que la generacion hashtag es la que nace despues de 1985, llegando a su plenitud en torno al ano 2010.
Previously, in Spain, the Latin "ad" became a unit of weight written as @ and first called "arrub" (from the Arab influence "rub," meaning one-quarter) and later "arroba," while written as @ appeared in a paper dated 1536: " a @ of wine, which is 1/30 of a barrel, is worth 70 ducats," where a "ducat" was a gold or silver coin used as a trade coin in Medieval Europe.