nautical linear unit


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Noun1.nautical linear unit - a linear unit of distance used in navigation
linear measure, linear unit - a unit of measurement of length
air mile, international nautical mile, mile, naut mi, nautical mile, mi, knot - a unit of length used in navigation; exactly 1,852 meters; historically based on the distance spanned by one minute of arc in latitude
Admiralty mile, geographical mile, naut mi, nautical mile, mi, mile - a former British unit of length equivalent to 6,080 feet (1,853.184 meters); 800 feet longer than a statute mile
sea mile, mile - a former British unit of length once used in navigation; equivalent to 6,000 feet (1828.8 meters)