The Alternative Chinese Dictionary: 尺

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  1. The chi or Chinese foot, a traditional Chinese unit of distance base on the human forearm and equal to 10 cun () or 1/10 zhang ()
  2. The mainland chi or Chinese foot, standardize in 1984 as 1/3 of a meter
  3. (Taiwan) The Taiwan chi or Chinese foot, standardize as 10/33 of a meter and identical to the Japanese shaku
  4. (Hong Kong) The chek or Hong Kong foot, standardize as 0.371475 meter
  5. (informal) a US or Imperial foot

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