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acre-foot

[ey-ker-foo t] /ˈeɪ kərˈfʊt/
noun
1.
a unit of volume of water in irrigation: the amount covering one acre to a depth of one foot, equal to 43,560 cubic feet.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05, Americanism
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British Dictionary definitions for acre-foot

acre-foot

noun (pl) -feet
1.
the volume of water that would cover an area of 1 acre to a depth of 1 foot: equivalent to 43 560 cubic feet or 1233.5 cubic metres
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