Definitions for "CUBIC YARD"
Keywords:  cube, yard, gravel, metric, volume
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.