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Q: meeasurement ( Answered,   1 Comment )
Subject: meeasurement
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: litara-ga
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Posted: 25 Feb 2006 06:34 PST
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Question ID: 700793
how far is one click in feet
Subject: Re: meeasurement
Answered By: palitoy-ga on 25 Feb 2006 06:59 PST
Hello litara-ga,

Thank-you for your question.

A click is not a commonly used term for many people (although I do
know a number of US military types who use it in its slang sense). 
The wiktionary defines a click as:

"click (plural: clicks)
1. A brief, sharp, not particularly loud, relatively high-pitched
sound produced by the impact something small and hard against
something hard, such as by the operation of a switch, a lock or a
latch, or a finger pressed against the thumb and then released to
strike the hand.
2. (phonetics) An ingressive sound made by coarticulating a velar or
uvular closure with another closure.
3. Sound made by a dolphin
4. The act of operating a switch, etc., so that it clicks.
5. The act of pressing a button on a computer mouse.
6. (slang) A kilometre. The term is commonly used in American war
films; for example, the target is 5 clicks north."

From the dictionary it can been seen that one click is equal to one kilometre.

We can use Google to convert one kilometre into inches by using this search:

This gives us one kilometre or one click is 3280.8399feet.

This page also gives us a conversion tool:

By entering the correct numbers and values in the boxes it gives a result as:
1 click [U.S. military] = 3280.839895013 feet [international, U.S.]

We can confirm these results by doing a little mathematics, one inch
is 2.54cm; 12 inches is one foot, therefore one foot is 30.48cm (12 x
2.54).  One kilometre is 1000m or 100000cm.  The number of feet in one
kilometre is therefore 100000/30.48 = 3280.8399.

If you have any further questions on this subject please do not
heistate to ask for clarification.

Online Conversion Calculators:
Subject: Re: meeasurement
From: myoarin-ga on 25 Feb 2006 10:30 PST
Yes, just to confirm:  a "click" is one kilometer in slang used
(once?) by US Army personnel in Europe, if not elsewhere where the
metric system was used.

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