Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

handbreadth

play
noun hand·breadth \-ˌbretth, -ˌbreth, -ˌbredth\

Definition of handbreadth

  1. :  any of various units of length varying from about 212 to 4 inches based on the breadth of a hand



Before 12th Century

First Known Use of handbreadth

before 12th century

Variants of handbreadth

or handsbreadth play \ˈhan(d)z-\

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up handbreadth? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to work hard

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image567572573

Which of these is a synonym of unctuous?

oily maudlin prompt angry
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ