a measurement used to measure concrete, gravel or earth. It measures 3' x 3' x 3' equivalent to 27cubic feet.

another incredibly absurd way to measure volume in the American tradition. Absent metrics, we use cubic feet to define one cubic yard. Since there are three feet to a yard, and a cube has to have three dimensions, thus three sides, then it stands to reason that a cubic yard must contain three times three times three or 27 cubic feet.

A unit equal to the volume of a cube measuring one yard in each dimension.

A unit of measure equivalent to 27 cubic feet or 22 bushels. A box that is 1 yard wide, 1 yard long, and 1 yard high has a volume of 1 cubic yard. For compacted leaves, one cubic yard is roughly equivalent to 500 pounds or 1/4 ton, assuming an average rate of compaction and moisture content.

a unit of volume (as for sand or gravel)

a three-dimensional unit of measure that determines the volume of a cube whose edge is a specific amount

a unit of measure used in construction

(CY) A measurement of volume defined by a cube with a side length of one yard.

A standard measurement used to measure volumes of materials such as concrete or gravel. One cubic yard consists of a volume of material that occupies a cube that measures 3x3x3 feet (27 cubic feet).

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