geographical mile


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geographical mile

n
(Units) a former name for nautical mile
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Noun1.geographical mile - a former British unit of length equivalent to 6,080 feet (1,853.184 meters); 800 feet longer than a statute mile
nautical linear unit - a linear unit of distance used in navigation
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The distance is about 580 geographical miles, and the journey is generally performed in fifty days.
Cook also played the devil in their 1967 comedy 1909 POLAR explorer Ernest Shackleton led the Nimrod Expedition and planted the British flag 97 geographical miles from the South Pole - the furthest anyone had ever reached at that time.
Cape Royds is 18 geographical miles north of Hut Point, not 23 (p.

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