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.
1893 Brown’s S. Afr. 1512 Cape feet = 1 Cape Rood = 12.396 Eng. ft.
1926 M. Nathan S. Afr. from Within 310For area, the Cape rood is taken as the basis of measurement.
1934 C.P. Swart Supplement to Pettman. 29Cape Rood, The unit of length in Cape land measure, 12 Cape feet in length or 12,396 British feet. It is not to be confused with the British rood, which is a measure of area and is one-fourth of an acre.
1942 Off. Yr Bk of Union No. 22, 1941 (Union Office of Census & Statistics) 982Denominations which are permitted for Expressing Trade Contracts...Length The Cape foot = 0.3148581 metre. The Cape rood.
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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