acre-inch

[ ey-ker-inch ]
/ ˈeɪ kərˈɪntʃ /

noun

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

Nearby words

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

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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