Definition of Cubic yard

1. Noun. A unit of volume (as for sand or gravel).

Definition of Cubic yard

1. Noun. A unit of volumetric measurement equivalent to a cube one yard in each dimension. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cubic Yard

cubic foot
cubic function
cubic functions
cubic inch
cubic inches
cubic kilometer
cubic kilometre
cubic measure
cubic meter
cubic meters
cubic metre
cubic metres
cubic millimeter
cubic millimetre
cubic niter
cubic yard (current term)

Literary usage of Cubic yard

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Report by Illinois Highway Commission (1913)
"22 or the formula , then y the cost of cement, broken stone, gravel and screening a cubic yard of gravel being known, the most economical method of ..."

2. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1887)
"10,) ----- 1,84960 4528 cubic yards of broken stone, necessary for drainage back of retaining walls, at $4.50 per cubic yard, (see voucher of engineer's ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and General (1890)
"Id. per cubic yard ... P4 per cubic yard. Owing to the difference In power of the d machines employed, and the character of the. lifted, ..."

4. The Law of Railways: Embracing Corporations, Eminent Domain, Contracts by Isaac Fletcher Redfield (1873)
"A contract to build " riprap " wall for fifty cents a cubic yard, in the absence of proof of any general usage or uniform custom which could control the ..."

5. Mineral Deposits by Waldemar Lindgren (1919)
"The gold content of the gravel is as follows: 0- 6 feet above bed-rock, $4.13 per cubic yard. 6-12 feet above bed-rock, $0.18 per cubic yard. ..."

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