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sea mile

sea mile

n
(Units) a unit of distance used in navigation, defined as the length of one minute of arc, measured along the meridian, in the latitude of the position. Its actual length varies slightly with latitude but is about 1853 metres (6080 feet). Symbol: M See also nautical mile

sea mile

A unit of length distinguished from the nautical mile. 1 sea mile = 1000 fathoms (6000 ft).
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Noun1.sea mile - a former British unit of length once used in navigationsea mile - a former British unit of length once used in navigation; equivalent to 6,000 feet (1828.8 meters)
nautical linear unit - a linear unit of distance used in navigation
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sea mile

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The collision, between a Panama-registered oil tanker and a Hong Kong-registered bulk freighter, occurred in waters about 160 sea miles east of the Yangtze River's estuary Saturday night, the ministry said.
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