Rod to Kiloyard 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 yard?
The yard is an English unit of length which is included within both the British imperial and US customary systems of measurement.
It can be symbolized as “yd”. One yard equals 3 feet or 36 inches.
The idiom of “yard” has an old English origin. It was derived from the two English words “gerd and gyrd” which were used in different measurement such as rods and branches.
Beside being the standard unit of field-length measurement in American ,Canadian and Association football, the yard is used widely for length measurement in many different countries.
What is the kiloyard?
Kiloyard is a unit of length which equals 1000 yard.