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sea mile

Origin of sea mile
First recorded in 1790-1800 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • In all marine charts a cable is deemed 607·56 feet, or one-tenth of a sea mile.

    The Sailor's Word-Book William Henry Smyth
British Dictionary definitions for sea mile

sea mile

a unit of distance used in navigation, defined as the length of one minute of arc, measured along the meridian, in the latitude of the position. Its actual length varies slightly with latitude but is about 1853 metres (6080 feet) M See also nautical mile
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