What is a yard ? Definition and examples.
A yard is a unit of length in the customary system of measurement that is equal to 3 feet or 36 inches. One yard is slightly smaller than 1 meter.
1 yard = 0.9144 meter.
Suppose a full-grown person stretches one of his arms as shown above.
Then, the distance from his nose to the tip of his finger is approximately 1 yard or 36 inches.
Other things that measure approximately 1 yard.
- Suppose your height is 5'10", then 1 yard is about the distance from your waist to the floor.
- The width of many refrigerators is about 1 yard.
- The height of a 3-year old child could be about 1 yard.
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