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cubit Line breaks: cubit
Pronunciation: /ˈkjuːbɪt/

Definition of cubit in English:


An ancient measure of length, approximately equal to the length of a forearm. It was typically about 18 inches or 44 cm, though there was a long cubit of about 21 inches or 52 cm.
Example sentences
  • Tamil Brahman women wear a sari that is eighteen cubits long.
  • The basic measuring instrument was the cubit rod, the cubit being the length of the pharaoh's arm from his elbow to the tip of his fingers.
  • The room must be at least 4 cubits by 4 cubits.


Middle English: from Latin cubitum 'elbow, forearm, cubit'.

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