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- n. Plural form of hectometre.
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From the rangefinders the operators reported the range as 250 hectometres and closing.
The rangefinder and Dt. Geraet operators gave the range as 220 hectometres and as the range stayed the same during the next few minutes it was obvious the vessel was steaming away at high speed.
At 0617 at 197 hectometres [21,000 yards] the Graf Spee opened fire with its main battery on the Exeter.
They take ten decametres and call it a hectometre, and then ten hectometres and call it a kilometre.