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cubit

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noun cu·bit \ˈkyü-bət\

Definition of cubit

  1. :  any of various ancient units of length based on the length of the forearm from the elbow to the tip of the middle finger and usually equal to about 18 inches (46 centimeters)



Origin of cubit

Middle English, from Latin cubitum elbow, cubit


First Known Use: 14th century

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cubit

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noun cu·bit \ˈkyü-bət\

Definition of cubit

  1. :  a unit of length usually equal to about 18 inches (46 centimeters)




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