In Germany, since the adoption of the metric system on 1 January 1872, a unit of length = 10 meters (about 10.94 yards).
In the Rhineland, ? - 18ᵗʰ century, a unit of distance, about 18.8312 meters. Literally, “chain.” It was equal to 10 Prussian faden.
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