Cape rood, noun phrase

Origin:
English, DutchShow more Cape + English rood land measure, probably influenced by Dutch roe, roede measure.
historical
A unit of land measurement equivalent to 3,78 metres or 12,396 English feet. See also Cape foot sense 1.
1861 E. Prov. Yr Bk & Annual Register 61Since 12 Cape feet are equal to 1 Cape rood, 1 English mile is equal to nearly 425.944 Cape roods.
1957 Handbk for Farmers (Dept of Agric.) I. 345Table of Measures, Weights, Etc...Areas..1 Morgen = 600 square Cape Roods.
A unit of land measurement equivalent to 3,78 metres or 12,396 English feet.

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