Cubic yard

A cubic yard (yd3) is equal to the volume of a cube with edge measures of 1 yard each, as shown in the image below.

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Although a cubic unit of volume is usually defined in terms of a cube, it can also take other shapes. For example, a cubic yard of concrete may be poured and spread a few inches deep to form a small patio.

See also cubic unit, U.S. customary units.