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Cubic yard

A cubic yard is an Imperial / U.S. customary (non-SI non-metric) unit of volume, used in the United States, Canada, and the UK. It is defined as the volume of a cube with sides of 1 yard (3 feet, 36 inches, 0.9144 metres) in length.


There is no universally agreed symbol but the following are used:

  • cubic yards, cubic yard, cubic yds, cubic yd
  • cu yards, cu yard, cu yds, cu yd, CYs
  • yards/-3, yard/-3, yds/-3, yd/-3
  • yards^3, yard^3, yds^3, yd^3
  • yards³, yard³, yds³, yd³

Cubic yard per second

There is no universally agreed symbol but the following are used:

  • yd³/s
  • cu yd/s
  • yd^3/sec
  • yd³/sec

Cubic yard per minute

There is no universally agreed symbol but the following are used:

  • yd³/min
  • yd^3/min


1 cubic yard 
= 27 cubic feet
= 46656 cubic inches
= 0.764554857984 cubic metres
1.83426465×10−10 cubic miles
21.0223197 imperial bushels
21.6962157 US bushels
168.178557 imperial gallons
≈ 201.974 US liquid gallons
4.80890476 crude barrels
≈ 764.5549 litres

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