Definition of Air mile

1. Noun. A unit of length used in navigation; exactly 1,852 meters; historically based on the distance spanned by one minute of arc in latitude.

Exact synonyms: International Nautical Mile, Knot, Mi, Mile, Naut Mi, Nautical Mile
Generic synonyms: Nautical Linear Unit
Derivative terms: Miler

Definition of Air mile

1. Noun. A unit of distance for air transport; equal to a nautical mile. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Air Mile

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air lane
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air letter
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air level
air levels
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air mail
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air microbiology
air mile (current term)
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air piracy
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air pistol
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Literary usage of Air mile

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Commission Leaflets by Legal dept, American Telephone and Telegraph Company (1917)
"In the proposed schedule, all arbitrary rates are abandoned and the system is put upon an air mile basis with a rate of 1 cent per air mile for 5 minutes ..."

2. Women Painters of the World: From the Time of Caterina Vigri, 1413-1463, to by Walter Shaw Sparrow (1905)
"... her mise-en-page, her draughtsmanship and her colour are in the grand style, and her works one and all have a really masterly air. Mile. ..."

3. The Old Red Sandstone, Or, New Walks in an Old Field: To which is Appended a by Hugh Miller (1892)
"... the entire produce of the district, killed by a mysterious disease, and exhaling a heavy odor of death and decay, that infected the air mile after mile. ..."

4. Due West; Or, Round the World in Ten Months by Maturin Murray Ballou (1885)
"... even a spear of grass or a single tree, the yellow soil quivering in the heated air. Mile after mile was passed without meeting one redeeming feature. ..."

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