passenger mile

or pas·sen·ger-mile


noun

a unit of measurement, consisting of one mile traveled by a passenger, that airlines, railroads, and other public transportation facilities use in recording volume of traffic.

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Origin of passenger mile

First recorded in 1900–05

OTHER WORDS FROM passenger mile

passenger mileage, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for passenger mile

  • A passenger-mile, as we know already, is one of the units in estimating the traffic revenue of a railroad.

    The Railroad Problem|Edward Hungerford
  • The passenger-mile—representing the progress of one train over one mile of track—is the unit of that form of traffic.

    The Railroad Problem|Edward Hungerford