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yard

noun [C]
 
 
/jɑːd/
UNIT ( written abbreviation yd) B1 a unit for measuring length, equal to 0.9144 metres or 3 feet: There's a bus stop a few hundred yards up the road. Measurements of length and distanceArea, mass, weight and volume in general
HOUSE US ( UK garden) an area of land in front of or behind a houseGardens and yards
AREA a small area of ground next to a building, often with a fence or wall around it: a school yardGardens and yards
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