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sea mile

noun
Origin
1790-1800
1790-1800
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sea mile

noun
1.
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) M See also nautical mile
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