Hairbreadth

Definition of Hairbreadth

Hair´breadth`   Pronunciation: ~brĕdth
1.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.
a.1.Having the breadth of a hair; very narrow; as, a hairbreadth escape.

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