Irish mile


Definition of Irish mile

: an old Irish unit of distance equal to 1.273 statute miles

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First Known Use of Irish mile

1577, in the meaning defined above

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“Irish mile.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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