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Admiralty mile

Definition of the noun Admiralty mile

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noun

  1. a former British unit of length equivalent to 6,080 feet (1,853.184 meters); 800 feet longer than a statute mile

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Google previewA Dictionary of Weights, Measures, and Units (2002)

by Donald Fenna

nautical mile (admiralty mile, knot, meridian mile) length Generally, the surface distance along any great circle that subtends 1 minute of angle at Earth's centre, ...

Google previewMarine Affairs Dictionary (2004)

Terms, Concepts, Laws, Court Cases, and International Conventions and Agreements by Niels West

ADMIRALTY MILE: See Nautical Mile (British usage). ADRIFT: Vessel not tied to a pier, anchored, or moored, moving through the water by wind or current, and not under the direct control of the captain or crew. ADSORPTION: The ...

Google previewNelson's Perpetual Loose-leaf Encyclopaedia (1909)

An International Work of Reference by John Huston Finley

The British admiralty mile equals 6,080 feet; that of the U. S. Coast Survey. 6,080.27 feet.

Google previewThe Mathematics Dictionary (1992)

by R.C. James, Glenn James

The British admiralty mile is 6080 feet. See KNOT. NEC'ES-SARY, adj. necessary condition. See CONDITION. necessary condition for convergence of an infinite series: That the terms approach zero as one goes farther out in the series; that ...

Google previewHawkins' mechanical dictionary (1909)

a cyclopedia of words, terms, phrases and data used in the mechanic arts, trades and sciences by Nehemiah Hawkins

A nautical mile is the admiralty mile of 6080 feet(a knot) ; some authorities take it as 6080.26 feet, the value of ...

Google previewCraftsman's Illustrated Dictionary of Construction Terms (1994)

by James T. Frane

Also called an admiralty mile. mile, statute - a unit of linear measure equal to 1 , 760 yards, or 5,280 feet; the common U.S. linear surface measurement. milestone -a significant event, such as completing a major goal within schedule. mill - 1) a ...

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