Nautical distance

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the length in nautical miles of the rhumb line joining any two places on the earth's surface.

See also: Nautical

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The larger container turn-around terminals in Northern Europe, the ports of Felixstowe, Rotterdam and Bremerhaven, are all a very short nautical distance from Brest, which lies at the entrance to the English Channel.
The Mardens also based their work, which included a computerized retracing of the Atlantic crossing, on the recently discovered length of the sea league used to chart nautical distance in Columbus's time.