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nautical mile

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Measurement
nautical mileˌnautical ˈmile noun [countable]  TMa unit for measuring distance at sea, equal to about 1.15 miles or 1,852 metres
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nautical mileOne minute of latitude at the Equator was defined as a nautical mile.
From Longman Business Dictionarynautical mileˌnautical ˈmile (also sea mile) a unit for measuring distance at sea, equal to 6,076 feet or 1,852 metres mile
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