# Convert Yard [yd] to...

Yard | |
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Unit system | Imperial/US |

Unit of | length |

Symbol | yd |

Unit conversions | |

1 yard in ... |
... is equal to ... |

SI units | 0.9144 m |

Imperial/US unit(s) | 3 ft 36 in |

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Hectometre [hm] | |

Decametre [dam] | |

Metre [m] | |

Decimetre [dm] | |

Centimetre [cm] | |

Millimetre [mm] | |

Micrometre [µm] | |

Nanometre [nm] | |

Angstrom [Å] |

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League | |

Mile [mi] | |

Furlong | |

Chain | |

Rod [rd] | |

Yard [yd] | |

Foot [ft] | |

Link | |

Hand | |

Inch [in] | |

Line | |

Mil [mil] | |

Thou [thou] |

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Sea mile | |

Fathom |

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Light Minute | |

Light Second |

The **yard** is an English unit of length, in both the British imperial and US customary systems of measurement, that comprises 3 feet or 36 inches. It is by international agreement in 1959 standardized as exactly 0.9144 meters.

A metal yardstick originally formed the physical standard from which all other units of length were officially derived in both English systems.

The **rod** is useful as a unit of length because whole number multiples of it can equal one acre of square measure. The 'perfect acre' is a rectangular area of 43560 square feet, bounded by sides 660 feet by 66 feet long (660 ft long × 66 ft wide), or 220 yards by 22 yards long (220 yd/ long × 22 yd wide), or 40 rods by 4 rods long. Thus, an acre is 160 square rods. Since the adoption of the international yard on 1 July 1959, the rod has been equal to exactly 5.0292 meters.

This article uses material from the Wikipedia article "Yard", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.