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Nails Cloth

A nail, as a unit of cloth measurement, is generally a sixteenth of a yard or 2.25 inches (5.715 cm). The nail was apparently named after the practice of hammering brass nails into the counter at shops where cloth was sold. On the other hand, R D Connor, in "The weights and measures of England (p 84)" states that the nail was the 16th part of a Roman foot, i.e., digitus or finger, although he provides no reference to support this. Zupko's "A dictionary of weights and measures for the British Isles (p 256)" states that the nail was originally the distance from the thumbnail to the joint at the base of the thumb, or alternately, from the end of the middle finger to the second joint.

An archaic usage of the term nail is as a sixteenth of a (long) hundredweight for mass, or 1 clove of 7 pound avoirdupois (3.175 kg).

Nails Cloth
Symbol/abbreviation: nail
Unit of: LENGTH
LENGTH's base unit: meters (SI Unit)
In relation to the base unit (meters), 1 Nails Cloth = 0.05715 meters.

Conversion table 1 Nails Cloth (nail) to all length units

1 nail= 31.499999999926 agate [typography] (agate)
1 nail= 0.096248092721522 alens (aln)
1 nail= 571500000 angstroms (Å)
1 nail= 3.8202415403764E-13 astronomical unit (au)
1 nail= 5.715E+16 attometers (am)
1 nail= 6.75 barleycorns (bcorn)
1 nail= 57150000000 bicrons (μμ)
1 nail= 0.00071022727272727 blocks (bl)
1 nail= 1079978910.648 bohr radius (Bohr)
1 nail= 0.00030838815789474 cable length uk (cbl[UK])
1 nail= 0.00026041666666667 cable length us (cbl[US])
1 nail= 225 calibers (cal)
1 nail= 225 centiinch (cin)
1 nail= 5.715 centimeters (cm)
1 nail= 0.0028409090909091 chains (ch)
1 nail= 0.125 cubits (cbt)
1 nail= 0.005715 decameters (dam)
1 nail= 0.5715 decimeters (dm)
1 nail= 152.00591069199 didot points (didot point)
1 nail= 3 digits (digit)
1 nail= 1.42875E-9 earth circumference (Ec)
1 nail= 1.4867248349384E-10 earth to moon distance (EM d)
1 nail= 0.05 ells (eel)
1 nail= 13.550625135506 ems (EM)
1 nail= 5.715E-20 exameters (Em)
1 nail= 0.03125 fathoms (fath)
1 nail= 0.1875 feet (ft)
1 nail= 57150000000000 femtometers (fm)
1 nail= 57150000000000 fermi (fermi)
1 nail= 0.5 finger cloth (finer)
1 nail= 2.5714285714286 fingerbreadth (fb)
1 nail= 0.18194842406877 fods (fod)
1 nail= 0.000625 football field length [US] (fbf[US])
1 nail= 0.00028409090909091 furlongs (fur)
1 nail= 5.715E-11 gigameters (Gm)
1 nail= 0.0018555194805195 greek plethron (pleth)
1 nail= 0.00030891891891892 greek stadion (std)
1 nail= 0.5625 hands (h)
1 nail= 0.0005715 hectometers (hm)
1 nail= 5715 himetrics (hiMetric)
1 nail= 0.0238125 horse length (hl)
1 nail= 0.030134714989188 hvats (hvat)
1 nail= 2.25 inches (in)
1 nail= 5.715E-5 kilometers (km)
1 nail= 1.851911860013E-21 kiloparsecs (kpc)
1 nail= 2.2065637065637E-15 light days (ld)
1 nail= 5.2965708989805E-14 light hours (lh)
1 nail= 3.1767648693719E-12 light minutes (lmin)
1 nail= 7.3542658602496E-17 light months (lm)
1 nail= 1.9062708472315E-10 light seconds (ls)
1 nail= 6.0405876757214E-18 light years (ly)
1 nail= 27.214285714286 lines (l)
1 nail= 0.28409034090882 links (li)
1 nail= 1.4867248349384E-10 lunar distance (LD)
1 nail= 5.715E-8 megameters (Mm)
1 nail= 0.05715 meters (m)
1 nail= 0.1905 metric foot (mf)
1 nail= 2250000 microinches (μin)
1 nail= 57150 micrometers (μm)
1 nail= 57150000000 micromicrons (μμm)
1 nail= 3.5511363636364E-5 miles (mi)
1 nail= 57.15 millimeters (mm)
1 nail= 2250 mils (mil)
1 nail= 5.715E-6 myriameters (Mym)
1 nail= 1 nails cloth (nail)
1 nail= 57150000 nanometers (nm)
1 nail= 1.0286177105832E-5 nautical leagues (Nl)
1 nail= 3.0858531317495E-5 nautical miles (NM)
1 nail= 0.075 paces (pace)
1 nail= 0.75 palms (palm)
1 nail= 1.8521053639175E-18 parsecs (pc)
1 nail= 0.011363636363636 perch (perch)
1 nail= 5.715E-17 petameters (Pm)
1 nail= 13.50000001063 picas (p)
1 nail= 57150000000 picometers (pm)
1 nail= 216.0000272126 pixels (PX)
1 nail= 3.571875E+33 planck length (pl)
1 nail= 161.99989795282 points (pt)
1 nail= 0.011363636363636 poles (pole)
1 nail= 1.2857142857143 rack unit (ru)
1 nail= 13.500001700788 rems (rem)
1 nail= 0.011363636363636 rods (rd)
1 nail= 0.0016098591549296 roman actus (actus)
1 nail= 0.009375 ropes (rope)
1 nail= 5.715E-6 scandinavian miles (mil[Scandinavian])
1 nail= 3.8201871657754E-19 siriometer (sir)
1 nail= 0.25 spans (span)
1 nail= 5.715E-14 terameters (Tm)
1 nail= 2250 thou (th)
1 nail= 3239.9795906797 twips (twip)
1 nail= 0.065993071593533 varas [Argentina] (vr[Argentina])
1 nail= 0.06818168152562 varas [California] (vr[California])
1 nail= 0.066145833333333 varas [Latin America] (vr[Latin])
1 nail= 0.068196463091573 varas [Mexico] (vr[Mexico])
1 nail= 0.068369422179687 varas [Spanish] (vr[Spanish])
1 nail= 0.067499734253015 varas [Texas] (vr[Texas])
1 nail= 5.3571428571429E-5 versts (vst)
1 nail= 570357004562.86 x unit (xu)
1 nail= 0.0625 yards (yd)
1 nail= 5.715E+22 yoctometers (ym)
1 nail= 5.715E-26 yottameters (Ym)
1 nail= 5.715E+19 zeptometers (zm)
1 nail= 5.715E-23 zettameters (Zm)
1 nail= 2.25 zolls (zoll)