acre-foot

[ ey-ker-foo t ]
/ ˈeɪ kərˈfʊt /

noun

a unit of volume of water in irrigation: the amount covering one acre to a depth of one foot, equal to 43,560 cubic feet.

Nearby words

  1. acraldehyde,
  2. acrania,
  3. acrasin,
  4. acre,
  5. acre right,
  6. acre-inch,
  7. acreage,
  8. acred,
  9. acrel's ganglion,
  10. acremonium

Origin of acre-foot

An Americanism dating back to 1900–05

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British Dictionary definitions for acre-foot

acre-foot

noun plural -feet

the volume of water that would cover an area of 1 acre to a depth of 1 foot: equivalent to 43 560 cubic feet or 1233.5 cubic metres
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