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English definition of “yard”

yard

noun [C]
 
 
/jɑːd/ ( written abbreviation yd)
MEASURES a unit of measurement equal to 3 feet or 91.4 centimetres
an area of land next to buildings used for a particular purpose such as building, storing, or selling goods: a builders' yard
→ See also dockyard, salvage yard, shipyard, stockyard
(Definition of yard from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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