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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4 Air brakes: As Bloodhound exits the measured mile for the record the air brakes will fold out, creating an extra 6 tonnes of drag.
Challengers for the record must drive over a measured mile in one direction and return within an hour.
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.
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.
The JCB Dieselmax has been officially clocked at an average of just over 350 mph in two passes of a measured mile on the Bonneville Salt Flats.
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.
Oldfield's record was broken at Bonneville in 1935 by racer Ab Jenkins, who drove another AC Model U (on Firestone tires of course) through a measured mile at 67.
PC Robert Dalton claimed Bowyer reached a top speed of 132mph and that he clocked him at an average 112mph over a measured mile.
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".