# What is a Cubic Yard? Definition and Examples

A cubic yard, also written as 1 yd^{3}, is a unit for measuring the volume in the customary measurement system.

If one cubic yard measures the volume of a cube, then each side of the cube will have a length that is equal to 1 yard or 3 feet.

## Real Life Examples of What a Cubic Yard is

- A washing machine could have approximately a volume of 1 cubic yard

- The volume of the trunk of a small car could have approximately a volume of 1 cubic yard

- A chest freezer could have approximately a volume of 1 cubic yard

- A waste container could have approximately a volume of 1 cubic yard

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