taglia (plural taglias)
- (engineering, obsolete) A particular system of fixed and movable pulleys; a tackle with a set of sheaves in a fixed block and another set in a movable block to which the weight is attached.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for taglia in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)
taglia f (plural taglie)
- size (of clothes, etc,.)
- (by extension) size or dimensions (of an animal)
- (archaic) dresswear
- a reward for catching a criminal; head money
- (archaic, derogatory) a heavy tax that lines the pockets of bureaucrats rather than routing that money into public services
- (archaic) a due (membership fee) for a militia
- (archaic) a heavy tribute imposed on the defeated country in a war, geopolitical dispute, etc.
- (archaic) bail for a prisoner of war
taglia f (plural taglias)