Help with English

Discussion in 'Linguistics' started by Saint, Aug 24, 2011.

  1. geordief Valued Senior Member

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    Wasn't the "knot" based on an old method of measuring speed at sea wherby a rope with knots tied at regular intervals was thrown into the water and the knots counted as they were pulled off the deck by the current?

    (thought I heard something along those lines)
     
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  5. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    knot
    measurement
    https://www.britannica.com/science/knot-measurement
     
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  7. Saint Valued Senior Member

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    1 knot = 1.852 km/hr = 1.15 mile/hr
    1 nautical mile = 1.852 km = 1.15 mile
     

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