acre-inch

[ ey-ker-inch ]
/ ˈeɪ kərˈɪntʃ /

noun

one-twelfth of an acre-foot, equal to 3630 cubic feet.

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Origin of acre-inch

An Americanism dating back to 1905–10
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British Dictionary definitions for acre-inch

acre-inch

noun

the volume of water that would cover an area of 1 acre to a depth of 1 inch; one twelfth of an acre-foot: equivalent to 3630 cubic feet or 102.8 cubic metres
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