hailing distance


: the distance within which it is possible to hear someone who is calling out
They were within hailing distance of each other.

Examples of hailing distance in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In reality, the majority of the state’s population lives in suburbs within hailing distance of the Boston metropolis. Tribune News Service, Hartford Courant, 16 Jan. 2024

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'hailing distance.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Dictionary Entries Near hailing distance

Cite this Entry

“Hailing distance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hailing%20distance. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!