the limit of the territorial waters of 3 miles (4.8 km), which is included within the jurisdiction of the state or nation possessing the coast.
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How to use three-mile limit in a sentence
You have the right, as captain of a ship outside the three-mile limit, to marry folks in an emergency.Blow The Man Down | Holman Day
The Colleen was pretty well inshore then, and yet safe outside the three-mile limit in our judgment.The Seiners | James B. (James Brendan) Connolly
As a matter of fact, outside the three-mile limit, she practically owns the waters of the world.The War After the War | Isaac Frederick Marcosson
Beyond the three-mile limit, the ocean becomes the "high seas," and is then open to anybody.
The water was as a general rule too deep outside the three-mile limit for legitimate fishing.A Labrador Doctor | Wilfred Thomason Grenfell
British Dictionary definitions for three-mile limit
international law the range of a nation's territorial waters, extending to three nautical miles from shore
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