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Meaning of cubit

cu•bit

Pronunciation: (ky'bit), [key]
— n.
  1. an ancient linear unit based on the length of the forearm, from elbow to the tip of the middle finger, usually from 17 to 21 in. (43 to 53 cm).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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