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