and later Spock clarifies that this means "a fraction over one meter".
A fraction over one meter. And what was that fraction? Or was it, more properly, a decimal? Spock often gives time-to-event callouts in fractions of a second, which is nearly pointless when speaking out loud (by the time you've said "three point two-seven seconds," you're already at three seconds), but he can't tell Kirk Nomad's exact size to the millimeter?