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hairbreadth


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hairbreadth  \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 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hairbreadth  \Hair"breadth`\,  a. 
  Having  the  breadth  of  a  hair;  very  narrow;  as  a  hairbreadth 
  escape. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hairbreadth 
  n  :  a  very  small  distance  or  space;  "they  escaped  by  a 
  hair's-breadth";  "they  lost  by  a  hair"  [syn:  {hair's-breadth}, 
  {hair}] 




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