statute mile

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statute mile (plural statute miles)

  1. (Britain) The mile of 5,280 feet or 1,760 yards, distinguished from the traditional mile of 5,000 feet employed before the 1593 Weights and Measures Act.
  2. (US) The US survey mile, distinguished from the international mile adopted by treaty in the 1950s.
  3. The land mile in its various forms, distinguished from the nautical mile.