Rod to Foot Converter
What is rod?
The rod is a unit used to measure distance. It is an old English unit. Rod is the same length as a perch (pole). perch is measured using cordage or wood.
One rod equals to 16.5 feet (5.029 metres). The idiom “rod” is derived from the old English rodd.
Since 1965, rod has been legalized as a unit of measurement in the united kingdom.
Nowadays, the use of rod is not common but Some fields are still using it such as:
- the acquisition of pipeline easements.
- maps measure portages
- recreational canoeing
What is foot?
Foot is a common unit of length. Its abbreviation is “ft”. In the past, human body was the base from which length units were derived. Foot is an important unit in the US customary systems of measurement.
English, Chinese, and French and some other systems use foot for length measurement.
In general, foot ranges from a quarter to a third of a meter depending on the system used.
The fact is that the international foot is the most commonly used nowadays which equals 12 inches.