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Definition of the noun hairsbreadth
What does hairsbreadth mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: hairsbreadths
- a very small distance or space
- example: The speeding car missed the child, who ran out into the road, by only a hairsbreadth.
- lexical domain: Quantities - nouns denoting quantities and units of measure
- alternative spelling: hair's-breadth
- synonyms of hairsbreadth: hair / whisker
- more generic terms: small indefinite amount / small indefinite quantity = an indefinite quantity that is below average size or magnitude
Alternative definition of the noun hairsbreadth
- a very short distance or a very small amount (as is the width of a hair)
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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 ...
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 ...
by Houghton Mifflin Company, Webster
A narrow margin : HAIRSBREADTH ...
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 ...
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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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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