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Definition of the noun hairsbreadth

What does hairsbreadth mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: hairsbreadths

  1. a very small distance or space

Alternative definition of the noun hairsbreadth


  1. a very short distance or a very small amount (as is the width of a hair)

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Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of American Usage and Style (2000)

by Bryan A. Garner

hair's breadth; hair's-breadth; hairbreadth; hairsbreadth. Although most American dictionaries list hairbreadth first as both noun and adjective, that is one of the less common forms. The standard terms today are hair's breadth as ...

Google previewOxford Dictionary of National Biography 2005-2008 (2013)

by Lawrence Goldman

hairsbreadth majority of 22 votes in a close three-way contest. In a sense, however, the election had already shot the SNP's fox. Labour, after conceding the principle of devolution, started to recover. By the autumn of 1977 it was steadily ...

Google previewWebster's II New College Dictionary (1999)

by Houghton Mifflin Company, Webster

A narrow margin : HAIRSBREADTH ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Britannica, Or a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Miscellaneous Literature (1810)

The pendulum proceeding a hairsbreadth further, withdraws the detent F from the tooth, which now even pushes off the detent, by aćting on the inclining face of it. The wheel being now unlocked, the tooth following C on the other fide aćtson ...

Google previewMicrosoft Encarta College Dictionary (2001)

The First Dictionary For The Internet Age by Anne H. Soukhanov

hair brained incorrect spelling of harebrained hair-breadth /hair bredth/ n = hairsbreadth □ adj exceedingly narrow hair-brush /hair brush/ n a brush for smoothing and styling hair hair Cell n a sensory cell with fine projections ...

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Hairsbreadth Meaning

Video shows what hairsbreadth means. a very short distance or a very small amount (as is the width of a hair). Hairsbreadth Meaning. How to pronounce ...

Scrabble value of H4A1I1R1S1B3R1E1A1D2T1H4

The value of this 12-letter word is 21 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.


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