Traffic mile

Traffic mile
Traffic mile Traf"fic mile (Railroad Accounting) Any unit of the total obtained by adding the passenger miles and ton miles in a railroad's transportation for a given period; -- a term and practice of restricted or erroneous usage.

Traffic mile is a term designed to furnish an excuse for the erroneous practice of adding together two things (ton miles and passenger miles) which, being of different kinds, cannot properly be added. --Hadley. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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