nautical mile


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nautical mile

n. Abbr. nm
A unit of length used in sea and air navigation, based on the length of one minute of arc of a great circle, especially an international and US unit equal to 1,852 meters (about 6,076 feet). Also called sea mile.

nautical mile

n
1. (Units) Also called: international nautical mile or air mile a unit of length, used esp in navigation, equivalent to the average length of a minute of latitude, and corresponding to a latitude of 45°, i.e. 1852 m (6076.12 ft)
2. (Units) a former British unit of length equal to 1853.18 m (6080 ft), which was replaced by the international nautical mile in 1970. Former name: geographical mile Compare sea mile

nau′tical mile′


n.
2. a unit of distance, equal to 6080.20 feet (1853.25 m), formerly used in the U.S. for navigation.
[1625–35]

nau·ti·cal mile

(nô′tĭ-kəl)
A unit of length used in air and sea navigation, equal to about 6,076 feet (1,852 meters). See Table at measurement.

nautical mile

A measure of distance equal to one minute of arc on the Earth's surface. The United States has adopted the international nautical mile equal to 1,852 meters or 6,076.11549 feet. Also called nm.

nautical mile

1. (n mi) A unit of length used in navigation. In the metric system, one nautical mile (international) = 1852 m.
2. See mile.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nautical 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
2.nautical 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
Translations
mille marinmille nautique
zeemijl

nautical mile

nSeemeile f

nautical mile

nmiglio nautico or marino
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Nabeel Ahmed and Mohammed Ali Jassim were rescued after their boat stopped one-and-a-half nautical miles east of Amwaj Islands.
As most competitors embraced the change of start dates last year, the Pittwater to Coffs Harbour race, a 224 nautical mile ocean race, will start on the January 2, 2001.
Sanctuary staff said they initially had dropped the proposal to increase it to 6,707 square nautical miles - from Point Sal to Point Mugu - because of the feasibility of managing such a large area.
From the SJ30's takeoff in San Antonio, Texas to touchdown in Farnborough, England, total air miles traveled were 4,600 nautical miles.
In odd numbered years, yachts still race from Hong Kong across the South China Sea, but only 480 nautical mile to San Fernando in La Union Province.
Since setting off from Kalbarri, Western Australia, the 30-year-old from Newton Abbot, Devon, has paddled a total of 153 nautical miles.
The nautical mile remains in useA by navigators worldwide because of its convenience when working with charts.
Today's long-range airplane can fly from 6,600 to 8,500 nautical miles (12,223 to 15,742 kilometers) at speeds between Mach 0.
He said that the case was reported at 1:7 PM when the boat broke down one nautical mile and half east Amwaj islands.
30pm Camper had struck back to edge ahead just over half a nautical mile.
The current six-nautical-mile fishing zone falls drastically short of the twenty nautical miles allocated to Palestinian fishermen in the 1993 Oslo Accords.