cloth yard

noun

: a yard especially for measuring cloth
specifically : a unit of 37 inches equal to the Scottish ell and used also as a length for arrows

Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cloth yard was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Cloth yard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cloth%20yard. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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