A certain measure of distance, being equivalent in England and the United States to 320 poles or rods, or 5,280 feet.
A measurement of distance, being 1,760 yards or 5,280 feet.
The nautical mile is defined as the length of one minute of arc on a perfect sphere whose surface equals the earth's. In practical terms, because our globe is spheroidal, this corresponds to one minute of latitude at 48 degrees, or 6080 feet. The statue mile of our highways is shorter at 5280 feet.