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# Convert Yard to Centimeter

Please provide values below to convert yard [yd] to centimeter [cm], or vice versa.

 From: yard To: centimeter

### Yard

Definition: A yard (symbol: yd) is a unit of length in both the imperial and US customary systems of measurement. Since 1959, a yard has been defined as exactly 0.9144 meters. It is also equal to 3 feet, or 36 inches.

History/origin: The origin of the yard as a unit is unclear. It is an English unit (predecessor of imperial units) and the term was derived from "gerd" in Old English, the earliest historical form of the English language. Some suggest that the yard could have been derived based on the girth of a person's waist.

Current use: The yard is commonly used in field-length measurement for certain sports such as American and Canadian football, and association football (soccer). The yard is also used in cricket pitch dimensions, and sometimes in golf fairway measurements. In the United Kingdom (UK) as well as the United States, the yard is frequently used when referring to distance. In the UK, it is also a legal requirement that road signs indicating shorter distances are displayed in yards.

### Centimeter

Definition: A centimeter (symbol: cm) is a unit of length in the International System of Units (SI), the current form of the metric system. It is defined as 1/100 meters.

History/origin: A centimeter is based on the SI unit meter, and as the prefix "centi" indicates, is equal to one hundredth of a meter. Metric prefixes range from factors of 10-18 to 1018 based on a decimal system, with the base (in this case the meter) having no prefix and having a factor of 1. Learning some of the more commonly used metric prefixes, such as kilo-, mega-, giga-, tera-, centi-, milli-, micro-, and nano-, can be helpful for quickly navigating metric units.

Current use: The centimeter, like the meter, is used in all sorts of applications worldwide (in countries that have undergone metrication) in instances where a smaller denomination of the meter is required. Height is commonly measured in centimeters outside of countries like the United States.

### Yard to Centimeter Conversion Table

Yard [yd]Centimeter [cm]
0.01 yd0.9144 cm
0.1 yd9.144 cm
1 yd91.44 cm
2 yd182.88 cm
3 yd274.32 cm
5 yd457.2 cm
10 yd914.4 cm
20 yd1828.8 cm
50 yd4572 cm
100 yd9144 cm
1000 yd91440 cm

### How to Convert Yard to Centimeter

1 yd = 91.44 cm
1 cm = 0.010936133 yd

Example: convert 15 yd to cm:
15 yd = 15 × 91.44 cm = 1371.6 cm