hair's breadth

noun

Definition of hair's breadth

:a very small distance or amount :very close
  • He came within a hair's breadth of winning the race.
often used before another noun
  • a hairbreadth escape

Word by Word Definitions

hair play
  1. : a slender threadlike outgrowth of the epidermis of an animal

  2. : the hairy covering of an animal or a body part

  3. : haircloth

breadth play
  1. : distance from side to side : width

  2. : something of full width

  3. : comprehensive quality : scope


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