In Portugal, a unit of length, 2.75 centimeters (about 1.08 inch). Abbreviation, polleg. The pollegada is ¹⁄₁₂ of a pé. If one takes the pé as 0.33 meter, the pollegada is 2.75 centimeters. If one takes the pé as ¹⁄₃ meter, the pollegada is 2.777.. centimeters, which is often reported as its value. The 2.75 figure is the official one.
Compare the Spanish pulgada.
Mappas das Medidas do Novo Systema Legal comparadas com as Antigas nos Diversos Concelhos do Reino e Ilhas.
Lisbon: Imprensa Nacional, 1868.
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