marine league


marine league
   an informal name for the league as used at sea: a unit of distance generally equal to 3 nautical miles (5556 meters).

Dictionary of units of measurement. 2015.

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  • Marine league — Marine Ma*rine , a. [L. marinus, fr. mare the sea: cf. F. marin. See {Mere} a pool.] 1. Of or pertaining to the sea; having to do with the ocean, or with navigation or naval affairs; nautical; as, marine productions or bodies; marine shells; a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • marine league — noun : a league used as a marine unit equal to three nautical miles called also sea league; compare land league * * * a unit of 3 nautical miles (5.6 km). * * * marine league, a measure of nautical distance equal to three nautical miles …   Useful english dictionary

  • marine league — a unit of 3 nautical miles (5.6 km). * * * …   Universalium

  • marine league — The equivalent of three geographical miles. Manchester v Massachusetts, 139 US 240, 257, 35 L Ed 159, 164, 11 S Ct 559 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • League — (l[=e]g), n. [Cf. OE. legue, lieue, a measure of length, F. lieue, Pr. lega, legua, It. & LL. lega, Sp. legua, Pg. legoa, legua; all fr. LL. leuca, of Celtic origin: cf. Arm. leo, lev (perh. from French), Ir. leige (perh. from English); also Ir.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Marine — Ma*rine , a. [L. marinus, fr. mare the sea: cf. F. marin. See {Mere} a pool.] 1. Of or pertaining to the sea; having to do with the ocean, or with navigation or naval affairs; nautical; as, marine productions or bodies; marine shells; a marine… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Marine acid — Marine Ma*rine , a. [L. marinus, fr. mare the sea: cf. F. marin. See {Mere} a pool.] 1. Of or pertaining to the sea; having to do with the ocean, or with navigation or naval affairs; nautical; as, marine productions or bodies; marine shells; a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Marine barometer — Marine Ma*rine , a. [L. marinus, fr. mare the sea: cf. F. marin. See {Mere} a pool.] 1. Of or pertaining to the sea; having to do with the ocean, or with navigation or naval affairs; nautical; as, marine productions or bodies; marine shells; a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Marine corps — Marine Ma*rine , a. [L. marinus, fr. mare the sea: cf. F. marin. See {Mere} a pool.] 1. Of or pertaining to the sea; having to do with the ocean, or with navigation or naval affairs; nautical; as, marine productions or bodies; marine shells; a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Marine engine — Marine Ma*rine , a. [L. marinus, fr. mare the sea: cf. F. marin. See {Mere} a pool.] 1. Of or pertaining to the sea; having to do with the ocean, or with navigation or naval affairs; nautical; as, marine productions or bodies; marine shells; a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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