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a·cre-foot

(ā′kər-fo͝ot′)
n.
The volume of water, 43,560 cubic feet, that will cover an area of one acre to a depth of one foot.

acre-foot

n, pl -feet
(Units) 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

a′cre-foot′



n.
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 (1233 cubic meters).
[1900–05, Amer.]
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Noun1.acre-foot - the volume of water that would cover 1 acre to a depth of 1 footacre-foot - the volume of water that would cover 1 acre to a depth of 1 foot; 43,560 cubic feet or 1233.5 cubic meters
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