Terminology from the Age of Sail

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Search result for definition: pied
Pied: Old French (Paris) measurement equivalent to the English foot. 1 pied equals 0.3248 meter or 1.066 ft. The old French equivalent to the English inch was a pouce, and since 1 pied equals 12 pouces; 1 pouce would be 1.066 inch or 0.02707 meter. Apparently French feet used to be slightly larger than English feet.

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