metric mile

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Etymology[edit]

metric +‎ mile. From being a distance measured in S.I. units (metric), in round numbers, that is similar in distance to that of an international mile.

Noun[edit]

metric mile (plural metric miles)

  1. A distance in international athletics (particularly track), the 1500 meter race, being about a mile (~1609 meters).
  2. A distance in international athletics (particularly track), the 1600 meter race, being about a mile (~1609 meters).
  3. (US) In high school track, 4 laps of the standard 400 meter track, 1600 meters.

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