sea mile

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noun


Nearby words

  1. sea lord,
  2. sea lungwort,
  3. sea lyme grass,
  4. sea mat,
  5. sea mew,
  6. sea milkwort,
  7. sea mist,
  8. sea monkey,
  9. sea moss,
  10. sea mouse

Origin of sea mile

First recorded in 1790–1800

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British Dictionary definitions for sea mile

sea mile

noun

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)Symbol: M See also nautical mile
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