A linear meter is equal to 39.37 inches, 3.28 feet or 1.28 yards in the U.S. customary system of measurement. A linear meter is a standard metric unit used to measure length.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology sets the length of a meter as the length light travels in a vacuum during a period of 1/299,792,458 of a second. Using the conventions of the metric system, a meter equals 100 centimeters, and 1000 meters equals a kilometer.
The term linear is not usually used because it is commonly understood that a meter is a unit of length that is used to measure lines.