cloth yard definition by Webster's New World
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- a medieval unit of measure for cloth, fixed at 37 inches by Edward VI of England: also used as a length for longbow arrows
- now, the standard yard (36 inches) as used in measuring cloth
cloth yard definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The standard unit of cloth measurement, equal to 36 inches (0.914 meter).