A distance of one-eight of a mile. The name is derived from the Old English word fuhrlang that means "the length of a furrow". It represents the distance a team of oxen could plow without needing a rest.

1 furlong=0.125 mile 1 furlong=220 yards
1 furlong=201.168 metres 1 furlong=660 feet
1 furlong=10 chains (Gunter) 1 furlong=40 rods
1 furlong=0.1086 nautical miles 1 furlong=0.201168 kilometres

See also: Chain, Metre, Mile, Rod.

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Subjects: Physics