nautical mile

nautical mile (plural nautical miles)

  1. (nautical) A unit of length corresponding approximately to one minute of arc of latitude along any meridian. By international agreement it is exactly 1,852 metres (approximately 6,076 feet or 1.151 statute mile).
Synonyms Translations
  • French: nautique, mille marin
  • German: Seemeile
  • Italian: miglio nautico (miglia nautiche), miglio marino (miglia marine)
  • Portuguese: milha náutica
  • Russian: морска́я ми́ля
  • Spanish: milla náutica

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