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nautical mile vs. statute mile


noun
  1. a unit of distance used chiefly in navigation, equal to 6080.20 feet (1853.25 meters) in the United States, now replaced by the international nautical mile.
[ stach-oot mahyl, stach-oot ]
/ ˈstætʃ ut ˌmaɪl, ˈstætʃ ʊt /

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