Yard - Current Use

Current Use

The yard is used as the standard unit of field-length measurement in American, Canadian and Association football, cricket pitch dimensions, swimming pools, and in some countries, golf fairway measurements.

There are corresponding units of area and volume: the square yard and cubic yard respectively. These are sometimes referred to simply as "yards" when no ambiguity is possible, for example an American or Canadian concrete mixer may be marked with a capacity of "11 yards" or "1.5 yards", where cubic yards are obviously referred to.

Yards are also used in road signs on roads in the United Kingdom and the United States to specify short distances.

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