Definition of Statute mile

1. Noun. A unit of length equal to 1,760 yards or 5,280 feet; exactly 1609.344 meters.

Exact synonyms: International Mile, Land Mile, Mi, Mile, Stat Mi
Generic synonyms: Linear Measure, Linear Unit
Terms within: Furlong, 880 Yards, Half Mile, 440 Yards, Quarter Mile
Group relationships: League
Derivative terms: Miler, Miler

Definition of Statute mile

1. Noun. A standard land mile of 5,280 feet or 1,760 yards or 1.609344 kilometers ¹

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Literary usage of Statute mile

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1. Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge by Charles Knight (1839)
"... which would give about 1 _'A statute miles as the distance in question. The origin of the statute mile may perhaps be explained as follows:—The furlong, ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"The English statute mile, fixed in the reign of Queen Elizabeth, is 1760 yards. The geographical mile, which is commonly used by ihe navigators of all ..."

3. A Dictionary of Science, Literature, & Art: Comprising the Definitions and by George William Cox (1866)
"•The English statute mile was defined (incidentally, it would seem) by an Act passed in the 35th year of the reign of Queen Elizabeth, by which persons were ..."

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