cloth yard

cloth yard
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [klawth, kloth yahrd]
    • /klɔθ, klɒθ yɑrd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [klawth, kloth yahrd]
    • /klɔθ, klɒθ yɑrd/

Definitions of cloth yard words

  • noun cloth yard a medieval unit of measure for cloth, fixed at 37 inches by Edward VI of England: also used as a length for longbow arrows 3
  • noun cloth yard now, the standard yard (36 inches) as used in measuring cloth 3
  • noun cloth yard a unit of measure for cloth, formerly 37 inches (0.93 meter), now the equivalent of the standard yard (0.91 meter); 36 inches; 3 feet. 1

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Origin of cloth yard

First appearance:

before 1425
One of the 25% oldest English words
late Middle English word dating back to 1425-75

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Parts of speech for Cloth yard


cloth yard popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 39% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 65% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

cloth yard usage trend in Literature

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