air mile

air mile
noun Date: 1919 a mile in air travel

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • air mile — ► NOUN 1) a nautical mile used as a measure of distance flown by aircraft. 2) (Air Miles) trademark points (equivalent to miles of free air travel) accumulated by buyers of airline tickets and other products …   English terms dictionary

  • air mile — air′ mile n. wam international nautical mile • Etymology: 1915–20 …   From formal English to slang

  • air mile — n. NAUTICAL MILE …   English World dictionary

  • air mile — air ,mile noun count a unit for measuring how far an airplane travels …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • air mile — noun a unit of length used in navigation; exactly 1,852 meters; historically based on the distance spanned by one minute of arc in latitude • Syn: ↑nautical mile, ↑mile, ↑mi, ↑naut mi, ↑knot, ↑international nautical mile • Derivationally related… …   Useful english dictionary

  • air mile — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms air mile : singular air mile plural air miles a unit for measuring how far a plane travels …   English dictionary

  • air mile — noun 1》 a nautical mile used as a measure of distance flown by aircraft. 2》 (Air Miles) trademark points (equivalent to miles of free air travel) accumulated by buyers of airline tickets and other products …   English new terms dictionary

  • air mile — noun A unit of distance for air transport; equal to a nautical mile …   Wiktionary

  • air mile — /ˈɛə maɪl/ (say air muyl) noun Aeronautics Obsolete a distance equal to a nautical mile …   Australian English dictionary

  • air mile — See international nautical mile. [1915 20] * * * …   Universalium

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