Definition of nautical mile in English:
A unit used in measuring distances at sea, equal to approximately 2,025 yards (1,852 m). Compare with sea mile.
- Ten nautical miles equals around 11.7 land-based miles, the court was told.
- The distance between Christmas Island and the southern entrance to the Sunda Strait is approximately 240 nautical miles.
- With 17 days and nights at sea, the competitors in this high sea sprint cover approximately 2000 nautical miles.
Definition of nautical mile in:
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