statute mile definition by Webster's New World
statute mile definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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statute mile - Science Definition
Variant of mile
noun pl. miles, mile
a unit of length in the FPS system, equal to 5,280 feet or 1,760 yards or 8 furlongs (1.609344 kilometers or 0.869 nautical mile); statute mile: abbrev. mi
Origin: Middle English ; from Old English mil, plural mila ; from West Germanic an unverified form milja ; from Classical Latin milia, plural of mille, thousand, in milia passuum, thousand paces, mile