A cubit is an English measurement of length equal to eighteen inches. The cubit is one half (1/2) of a yard, and it corresponds to the length of an arm that is bent, measured from the tip of the elbow to the tip of the finger.
Related term(s): Inch; Yard; Span; Finger
Category: Weights and Measures
Nicholson, Edward. Men and Measures. London: Smith, Elder, and Company, 1912. (p. 1, 58)
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