# Cubic yard

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A cubic yard is an Imperial / U.S. customary (non-SI non-metric) unit of volume, used in the United States, Canada, and the UK. It is defined as the volume of a cube with sides of 1 yard (3 feet, 36 inches, 0.9144 meters in length.

## Symbols

There is no universally agreed symbol but the following are used:

• cubic yards, cubic yard, cubic yds, cubic yd
• cu yards, cu yard, cu yds, cu yd, CYs
• yards/-3, yard/-3, yds/-3, yd/-3
• yards^3, yard^3, yds^3, yd^3
• yards³, yard³, yds³, yd³

### Cubic yard per second

There is no universally agreed symbol but the following are used:

• yd³/s
• cu yd/s
• yd^3/sec
• yd³/sec

### Cubic yard per minute

There is no universally agreed symbol but the following are used:

• yd³/min
• yd^3/min

## Conversions

 1 cubic yard = 27 cubic feet = 46656 cubic inches = 0.764554857984 cubic metres ≈ 1.83426465×10−10 cubic miles ≈ 21.0223197 imperial bushels ≈ 21.6962157 US bushels ≈ 168.178557 imperial gallons ≈ 201.974 US liquid gallons ≈ 4.80890476 crude barrels ≈ 764.5549 litres