Definitions for "Nautical mile"
Keywords:  mile, statute, latitude, arc, minute
A unit of distance equal to 6080 feet used on boats, ships, and airplanes (compare to the statute mile).
a unit of length used in sea and air navigation, based on the length of one minute of arc of a great circle - equal to appr. 1852 meters (6076 feet).
A unit of length used to express distances over water. The international nautical mile is equal to 6 076.1 feet or 1 852 metres. Its value is defined by the length of one minute of arc, measured along the Equator (or 1/60 of a degree of a great circle) on a spheroid representing the Earth. It is the unit of length used to define the knot (a speed of one nautical mile per hour) which is also used in both marine and air navigation.