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cloth yard

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noun
a unit of measure for cloth, formerly 37 inches (0.93 meter), now the equivalent of the standard yard (0.91 meter); 36 inches; 3 feet.
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Origin of cloth yard

late Middle English word dating back to 1425–75
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