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# cubic yard: Wikis

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# Encyclopedia

A cubic yard is an Imperial / U.S. customary (non-SI non-metric) unit of volume, used in the United States, Canada, and the UK. It is defined as the volume of a cube with sides of 1 yard (3 feet, 36 inches, 0.9144 metres) in length.

## Symbols

There is no universally agreed symbol but the following are used:

• cubic yards, cubic yard, cubic yds, cubic yd
• cu yards, cu yard, cu yds, cu yd, CYs
• yards/-3, yard/-3, yds/-3, yd/-3
• yards^3, yard^3, yds^3, yd^3
• yards³, yard³, yds³, yd³

## Conversions

1 cubic yard is equivalent to:

# Wiktionary

Up to date as of January 15, 2010

## English

### Noun

 Singular cubic yard Plural cubic yards

cubic yard (plural cubic yards)

1. A unit of volumetric measurement equivalent to a cube one yard in each dimension.