NOUN | quantity | fthm, fathom | a linear unit of measurement (equal to 6 feet) for water depth |
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quantity | fthm, fathom | (mining) a unit of volume (equal to 6 cubic feet) used in measuring bodies of ore |

Meaning | A linear unit of measurement (equal to 6 feet) for water depth. | |
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Synonym | fathom | |

Parts | yard, pace | A unit of length equal to 3 feet |

Broader | linear unit, linear measure | A unit of measurement of length |

Spanish | braza | |

Catalan | braça |

Meaning | (mining) a unit of volume (equal to 6 cubic feet) used in measuring bodies of ore. | |
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Synonym | fathom | |

Category | mining, excavation | The act of extracting ores or coal etc from the earth |

Broader | volume unit, capacity unit, capacity measure, cubage unit, cubic measure, cubic content unit, displacement unit, cubature unit | A unit of measurement of volume or capacity |

Spanish | braza |

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