Definitions for hairbreadthˈhɛərˌbrɛdθ, -ˌbrɛtθ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

hair•breadthˈhɛərˌbrɛdθ, -ˌbrɛtθ(n.)

also hairsbreadth, 1

  1. a very small space or distance:

    to escape by a hairbreadth.

  2. (adj.)extremely narrow or close:

    a hairbreadth escape.

Origin of hairbreadth:

1400–50

Wiktionary

  1. hairbreadth(Noun)

    the width of a hair, a very short distance or a very small amount

  2. Origin: From hair + breadth.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hairbreadth

    alt. of Hair'sbreadth

  2. Hairbreadth(adj)

    having the breadth of a hair; very narrow; as, a hairbreadth escape

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