Definition of arpent in US English:

arpent

noun

Canadian
  • 1An old French unit of land area equivalent to 3,420 square meters (about 1 acre), the standard measure of land in those areas settled during the French regime and in use until the 1970s.

  • 2A unit of linear measure equivalent to about 190 feet (58 m), used in New France.

Origin

French.

Pronunciation

arpent

/ˈärpənt/