Definition of cubit noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈkjuːbɪt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkjuːbɪt//
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an ancient measurement of length, about 45 cm or the length from the elbow to the end of the fingers Word Origin Middle English: from Latin cubitum ‘elbow, forearm, cubit’.
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