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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During the attempt the mower will be covering the beach at the rate of 147 feet per second and will go through the measured mile in less than 36 seconds.
843mph on two runs over a measured mile at the Edwards Air Force Base in California.
Streamliners need about 11 miles of course to break a record: five miles to accelerate, five miles to decelerate, and a timed measured mile in between.
During 2000, Wicks broke the longest-standing major speed record in motor sports history, and became the fastest person ever to take a propeller-driven boat through the measured mile.
PC Robert Dalton claimed Bowyer reached a top speed of 132mph and claimed he clocked him at an average 112mph over a measured mile.
The 29-year-old had allegedly been clocked doing a top speed of 132mph, and an average of 112mph over a measured mile, in his Porsche 911 along the A1 between Morpeth and Newcastle.
In his very first race, Chevrolet defeated Barney Oldfield, then the leading American race car driver, and set a world speed record, driving a measured mile in 52.
Even after flying over breathtaking views of grand canyons, snow-capped peaks, and patchwork farmland, or feeling the pull of pounding surf or drifting desert sands, there's nothing quite as beautiful as that last measured mile driving home.
You can walk a measured mile round the deck and there are get-togethers for "singles".
24, 2009 over a measured mile at the hallowed Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah (see video: http://is.
The publication, " Conducting a Measured Mile Analysis: Concepts, Principles, and Procedures," seeks to enhance the reliability of damage assessments utilizing the Measured Mile concept.
He told the court: "The Crown has failed to lead any evidence that the VASCAR had been checked before the incident, they failed to prove the police officer who used the VASCAR was qualified and they failed to prove the measured mile they used was indeed a mile.