twelve-mile limit

[ twelv-mahyl ]
/ ˈtwɛlvˌmaɪl /

noun

the offshore boundary of a state, extending 12 miles (19 km) at sea.

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British Dictionary definitions for twelve-mile limit

twelve-mile limit

noun

the offshore boundary 12 miles from the coast claimed by some states as marking the extent of their territorial jurisdiction
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