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statute mile

[ stach-oot mahyl, stach-oot ]

statute mile

noun

  1. a legal or formal name for mile


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Word History and Origins

Origin of statute mile1

First recorded in 1860–65
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Example Sentences

Toscanelli's mile was nearly equivalent to the English statute mile.

A kilometre is 0.621 or nearly five-eighths of a statute mile.

The Survey has also engraved a map of Dublin City on the enormous scale of five feet to a statute mile.

The other work is a general shaded map of Ireland, on a scale of one inch to the statute mile.

A Geographical Mile is one-seventh more than a statute mile.

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