handbreadth


hand·breadth

noun \-ˌbretth, -ˌbreth, -ˌbredth\

Definition of HANDBREADTH

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

Variants of HANDBREADTH

hand·breadth or hands·breadth \ˈhan(d)z-\

First Known Use of HANDBREADTH

before 12th century

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