# Definition:Imperial/Length/Yard

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## Definition

The yard is an imperial unit of length.

 $\displaystyle$  $\displaystyle 1$ yard $\displaystyle$ $=$ $\displaystyle 3$ feet $\displaystyle$ $=$ $\displaystyle 36$ inches $\displaystyle$ $=$ $\displaystyle 91 \cdot 44$ centimetres $\displaystyle$ $=$ $\displaystyle 0 \cdotp 9144$ metres

## Historical Note

The yard was originally defined in terms of a bronze standard.

It was redefined in $1963$ in the UK Weights and Measures Act as exactly $0 \cdotp 9144$ metres.