- a unit of length, the common measure of distances equal to 1000 meters, and equivalent to 3280.8 feet or 0.621 mile. Abbreviation: km
Origin of kilometer
Examples from the Web for kilometre
Historical Examples of kilometre
If you give these French chauffeurs an inch they'll take a kilometre.The Angel of Terror
Without bothering with all these decimals, a kilometre is about five-eighths of a mile.
That is one of the five kilometre posts; and you will find them all the way to the Red Sea.
Molne is a kilometre long and rather more than half as wide.Rambles in Brittany
He knows that there is a triple row of tents, a quarter of a kilometre apart.In the Foreign Legion
- one thousand metres, equal to 0.621371 milesSymbol: km
- A unit of length in the metric system equal to 1,000 meters (0.62 mile). See Table at measurement.