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hairbreadth

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noun hair·breadth \ˈher-ˌbretth, -ˌbreth, -ˌbredth\
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hairsbreadth

play \ˈherz-ˌbretth, -ˌbreth, -ˌbredth\

Definition of hairbreadth

  1. :  a very small distance or margin

Examples of hairbreadth in a sentence

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

1561

First Known Use of hairbreadth

1561


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hairbreadth

adjective hair·breadth

Definition of hairbreadth

  1. :  very narrow :  close a hairbreadth escape

Examples of hairbreadth in a sentence

  1. a hairbreadth victory, but a victory nevertheless

1604

First Known Use of hairbreadth

1604



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