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Meaning of HAIRBREADTH

Pronunciation:  'hehr`bredth

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a very small distance or space; "they escaped by a hair's-breadth"; "they lost by a hair"
 

HAIRBREADTH is a 11 letter word that starts with H.

 

 Synonyms: hair, hair's-breadth
 
 See Also: small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Hair"breadth`\, Hair'sbreadth \Hair's"breadth`\
    The diameter or breadth of a hair; a very small distance;
    sometimes, definitely, the forty-eighth part of an inch.
    
          Every one could sling stones at an hairbreadth and not
          miss.                                    --Judg. xx. 16
    
    
  2. \Hair"breadth`\, a.
    Having the breadth of a hair; very narrow; as, a hairbreadth
    escape.
    
    
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
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