Definition of nautical mile noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


nautical mile

BrE BrE//ˌnɔːtɪkl ˈmaɪl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌnɔːtɪkl ˈmaɪl//
(also sea mile) Travelling by boat or ship
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a unit for measuring distance at sea; 1 852 metres See related entries: Travelling by boat or ship
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: nautical mile