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nautical milenoun [C]

 us   /ˈnɔ·t̬ɪ·kəl ˈmɑɪl, ˈnɑt̬·ɪ·kəl/
a ​unit of ​distance used at ​sea which is ​equal to 6076 ​feet in the US ​system
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"nautical mile" in British English

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nautical milenoun [C]

uk   us   (also sea mile)
a ​unit of ​distance used at ​sea that is ​equal to 1,852 ​metres
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nautical milenoun [C]

uk   us   (also sea mile) MEASURES, TRANSPORT
a ​unit of distance used at sea which is ​equal to 1852 ​metres or 1.15 ​miles
(Definition of nautical mile from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “nautical mile”
in Chinese (Simplified) 海里(合1852米)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 海裡(等於1852米)…
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