hairbreadth


1hair·breadth

noun \ˈher-ˌbretth, -ˌbreth, -ˌbredth\

Definition of HAIRBREADTH

:  a very small distance or margin

Variants of HAIRBREADTH

hair·breadth or hairs·breadth \ˈherz-\

Examples of HAIRBREADTH

  1. <just missed the bull's-eye by a hairbreadth>

First Known Use of HAIRBREADTH

1561

2hairbreadth

adjective

Definition of HAIRBREADTH

:  very narrow :  close <a hairbreadth escape>

Examples of HAIRBREADTH

  1. <a hairbreadth victory, but a victory nevertheless>

First Known Use of HAIRBREADTH

1604

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