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Nautical mile   /nˈɔtəkəl maɪl/   Listen
Nautical mile

noun
1.
A former British unit of length equivalent to 6,080 feet (1,853.184 meters); 800 feet longer than a statute mile.  Synonyms: Admiralty mile, geographical mile, mi, mile, naut mi.
2.
A unit of length used in navigation; exactly 1,852 meters; historically based on the distance spanned by one minute of arc in latitude.  Synonyms: air mile, international nautical mile, knot, mi, mile, naut mi.






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