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What is a klick?


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November 21, 2010 9:59PM

A "klick" is slang for a kilometer, (kilometre) or 1000 meters. It's equivalent to about .6213 miles or approximately 3,280.464 feet.. A "clique" is a group of people with a common status or interest.

* In Vietnam, US soldiers would sometimes confusingly refer to a distance in kilometers ("klicks") as the distance in standard miles. But most of South Vietnam used the kilometer measurements from its days as a French colony.