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A unit of distance in air travel, equal to one international nautical mile (6,076.115 feet).
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(Units) another name for nautical mile1
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in′terna′tional nau′tical mile′
a unit of distance at sea or in the air equal to 1.852 kilometers, based on the distance of one minute of arc of a great circle of the earth, and used in the U.S. since 1959.
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|Noun||1.||air mile - a unit of length used in navigation; exactly 1,852 meters; historically based on the distance spanned by one minute of arc in latitude|
nautical linear unit - a linear unit of distance used in navigation
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