measured mile


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measured mile

[′mezh·ərd ′mīl]
(civil engineering)
The distance of 1 mile (1609.344 meters), the units of which have been accurately measured and marked.
(navigation)
A length of 1 nautical mile (1852 meters), the limits of which have been accurately measured and are indicated by ranges ashore; used by vessels to calibrate logs, engine revolution counters, and such, and to determine speed.
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"It's not easy to get to the measured mile so when they didn't help us we were worried we wouldn't be able to fulfil dad's wish, which would have been awful because he loved his life at sea and we knew how much it meant to him to have his ashes scattered there."
After the case police said the measured mile was only out by 26 yards which gives a 98% accuracy.
The small discrepancy in the measured mile used by the police could not on its own have accounted for the difference between 112mph and 99mph, a maths expert said last night.
PC Robert Dalton claimed Bowyer reached a top speed of 132mph and that he clocked him at an average 112mph over a measured mile. But when police checked road markings the "mile" was found to be 34 yards too short - reducing Bowyer's average speed.
The new World Blind Land Speed Record was achieved over a measured mile in two directions, as required by the Guinness Book of World Records.
Steve, who in September 1999 piloted a Dodge Viper sports car to an astonishing 147.5mph over a measured mile -travelled to the Orange studio in Cannon Street, Birmingham, to support the company's new scheme, called Try.
The car took [about] 2.5 miles to accelerate and after the measured mile, a further 2.5 miles to decelerate so each run was over 6.5 miles.
To break the diesel-powered record he will have to make two runs over a measured mile within an hour that exceed the current mark.
It later emerged that the Crown Prosecution Service had accepted Bowyer's offer of a guilty plea to doing 99mph because a "measured mile" used by police to tests their speeding equipment was short by 34 yards ( meaning he had been driving at less than 112mph.
PC Robert Dalton claimed Bowyer reached a top speed of 132mph and claimed he clocked him at an average 112mph over a measured mile. But when police checked road markings the "mile" was found to be 34 yards too short - reducing Bowyer's average speed.
Speaking days before the attempt James said he not only hoped to beat the record of 167.32mph, but he was also confident of breaking the 200mph barrier for the measured mile, over two runs.
Tues: 10 mins easy, then stretch, then 1 measured mile, timed, fast, then 10 mins easy