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  • n. a former British unit of length equivalent to 6,080 feet (1,853.184 meters); 800 feet longer than a statute mile
  • n. a unit of length used in navigation; exactly 1,852 meters; historically based on the distance spanned by one minute of arc in latitude

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  • Haha!

    November 9, 2007

  • ..or, could be...who broke that window?? Naut mi!

    November 9, 2007

  • a unit of length used in navigation; equivalent to the distance spanned by one minute of arc in latitude; 1,852 meters

    November 9, 2007