three-mile limit


Definition of three-mile limit

: the limit of the marginal sea of three miles included in the territorial waters of a state

Examples of three-mile limit in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The prosecutors contended that the three-mile limit for California’s waters should be calculated from an imaginary line in the Pacific connecting the bay’s two headlands: Point Vicente and Point Dume. Los Angeles Times, 26 May 2021

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First Known Use of three-mile limit

1876, in the meaning defined above

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“Three-mile limit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Sep. 2021.

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