What is a knot? History of sailing

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Phoenician ship A knot is a way to measure how fast a ship is travelling on the ocean or how fast a boat is going on a river. A knot is one nautical mile per hour, or a little more than one mile per hour. Fast Greek sailing ships could sail at about 14 knots [...]