from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Law The outer limit of the area extending three miles out to sea from the coast of a country, sometimes considered to constitute the country's territorial waters.
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- n. the limit of a nation's territorial waters
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The Commodore wrote: "I decided to move my patrol into the area north and east of English Bank, as I considered that a battle in the very restricted water just outside the three-mile limit off Montevideo was impractical, owing to the lack of sea room and possibility of 'overs' landing in Uruguay and causing international complications."