Question: What is Yard ?


This is an imperial unit of length which approximates to the length of a walking pace. It is also approximately the distance from the tip of your nose to the tip of your fingers when your arm is stretched out to the side. The distance between the wickets of cricket pitch is 22 yards, which corresponds to the length of the chain traditionally used by surveyors.

The yard derives its name from the word for a straight branch or rod, although the precise origin of the measure is not definitely known. Some believe it derived from the double cubit, or that it originated from cubic measure. The most commonly used yard today is the international yard which by definition is equal to 0.9144 metre. The yard is used as the standard unit of field length measurement in both the American, English and Canadian games of football.

Measurement of Yard is mentioned as below:
1 yard = 3 feet = 36 inches ≈ 0.9144 metres
1 mile = 1760 yards.