- Cantar Can"tar, ||Cantarro Can*tar"ro, n. [It. cantaro (in
sense 1), Sp. cantaro (in sense 2).]
1. A weight used in southern Europe and East for heavy
articles. It varies in different localities; thus, at Rome
it is nearly 75 pounds, in Sardinia nearly 94 pounds, in
Cairo it is 95 pounds, in Syria about 503 pounds.
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.