Definition of Sea mile

1. Noun. A former British unit of length once used in navigation; equivalent to 6,000 feet (1828.8 meters).

Exact synonyms: Mile
Generic synonyms: Nautical Linear Unit
Derivative terms: Miler



Definition of Sea mile

1. Noun. a nautical mile ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Sea mile

1. A geographical mile. See Mile. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sea Mile

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sea mile (current term)
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Literary usage of Sea mile

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1. The New American Practical Navigator: Being an Epitome of Navigation by Nathaniel Bowditch (1826)
"This practice of measuring a ship's rate of sailing is founded upon the following principle : That the length of each knot is the same part of a sea mile, ..."

2. The Clipper Ship Era: An Epitome of Famous American and British Clipper by Arthur Hamilton Clark (1910)
"The sea mile or knot is one sixtieth of a degree of latitude; ... In this book the word mile means a sea mile and not a geographical or statute mile. ..."

3. The Clipper Ship Era: An Epitome of Famous American and British Clipper by Arthur Hamilton Clark (1910)
"The sea mile or knot is one sixtieth of a degree of latitude; ... In this book the word mile means a sea mile and not a geographical or statute mile. ..."

4. Report of the Sixth International Geographical Congress: Held in London, 1895 (1896)
"The mile is sometimes called Greek sea-mile, sometimes Italian-Greek, or common Italian nautical mile. It is about 4150 feet long ; that is, of almost the ..."

5. A Manual of Yacht and Boat Sailing by Dixon Kemp (1878)
"A geographical mile, or sixtieth part of a degree, termed also a sea mile or nautical mile. The Admiralty knot or mile is ..."

6. The English Cyclopaedia by Charles Knight (1867)
"The sea mile tallied with that of writers on shore, until the measures of Picard, ... By the time of Dr. Bernard however we find the sea mile described as ..."

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