8 Things that are 2 Inches in Diameter

If you need to find some items that have a measurement of 2 inches in diameter, then we have a number of objects listed here that you could use.

The diameter of an object is the measurement taken in a straight line that cuts across the center of that object. For example, to get the diameter of a tennis ball, you would need to slice the ball exactly in half.

Lemon

Lemons are, of course, a naturally grown produce item that can vary in size depending on the variety and the growing conditions. Many people are surprised when they see lemons growing wild on trees in Spain or Italy because they tend to be much larger than the lemons we are used to seeing in the grocery store.

Lemons that are grown for commercial purposes have an average diameter measurement of 2 inches, so if you slice your lemon down the middle and measure across the center, then you will likely have a 2-inch result.

If you need to get a rough idea of what 2 inches would look like, then you can visualize a typical lemon slice that you might find in a drink served at a bar, or you could grab a lemon from your fruit bowl for a more realistic measurement.

Although lemons are a good way to measure approximately two-inch measurements, they can’t be used for exact measurements because each lemon will vary slightly in size.

Soda can

Soda cans are objects that have the same measurements across the board, as long as you are thinking of regular soda such as Coca-Cola, Fanta, Mountain Dew, or grocery store brands. The diameter measurement across the top of a soda can, from rim to rim, is 2.13 inches.

This makes it just slightly over 2 inches and is, therefore, a really useful object for comparing 2-inch diameters. The body of a soda can is a little larger than the upper rim, and so this has a slightly bigger diameter measurement of 2.6 inches at the widest point.

Pool ball

Pool and billiard balls have a standardized measurement of 2.25 inches in diameter. This includes all of the colored balls but not the white ball, which is slightly larger. The reason the white ball is a different size from the remainder of the balls is that this is the ball that the cue strikes and is used to hit against the other balls, so it plays a different role within the game to the rest of the balls.

Pool and billiards are both cue games that are played on a table, and they are popularly found in sports bars, pubs, and games arcades.

Some people who are fans of this game have their own table in a rec room at home, so if you are one of these fortunate people, you could go and grab a billiard ball and use it as a 2-inch diameter comparison to help you measure other items.

Curtain rod

Curtain rods are used to hold curtains in place over window frames and door frames. They are usually fixed to the wall using screws and brackets that the rod then slots onto.

There are a wide variety of curtain rods available to suit the length of any window, but when it comes to diameter measurements, the rods have much less variation. These rods will usually measure between 1 inch and 2.5 inches.

The 1-inch diameter rods are quite flimsy, and so this is not a popular option unless you are hanging very lightweight curtains such as voile or nets; however, these are typically the most inexpensive, so they may appeal to people on a budget.

The 2.5-inch diameter curtain rods are popular but can be quite costly, so they aren’t the most common. The diameter measurement of the most common curtain rods is 2 inches, as this provides stability and gives the rod a sturdy look while still being a fairly reasonable price.

If you have curtain rods in your home, you could look to these to understand what a 2-inch diameter would look like.

Baseball bat

Baseball bats can be made from metal or wood, though wood is the most popular material for these bats, and it is the material that is favored by major league baseball.

Baseball bats can come in a few different sizes that are weighted differently to suit the technique and preference of the player.

However, the most common size of baseball bat diameter is 2 inches, and there are regulations in place regarding minimum and maximum sizes for baseball bats in professional baseball. The maximum diameter measurement allowed for a baseball in major league baseball is 2.75 inches,

Shot glass

A shot glass is a glass that is used to measure liquor or spirits to then add to cocktails. These glasses have also become popular to hold shots of neat alcohol that are consumed in one gulp.

These drinks are known commonly as shots or shooters. Typical shot glasses will have a diameter measurement across the rim of the glass of 2 inches.

The base of the glass will have a smaller measurement because these glasses are generally slightly fluted.

Small apple

Apples range in size depending on the variety, but they have an average diameter measurement of 2 to 4 inches.

If you have a batch of small apples such as honey crisp apples, then these are likely to have a diameter measurement of roughly 2 inches. Larger apple varieties will have bigger diameter measurements, such as pink ladies and red delicious apples.

Church candle

Candles come in all sorts of sizes, but if you think about the standard church candles you would ordinarily see being lit in a local service, then these will have a diameter measurement of 2 inches.

This is the chunky type of church candle that will ordinarily be white or cream in color.

BaronCooke

Baron Cooke has been writing and editing for 7 years. He grew up with an aptitude for geometry, statistics, and dimensions. He has a BA in construction management and also has studied civil infrastructure, engineering, and measurements. He is the head writer of measuringknowhow.com