noun hand·breadth \ˈhan(d)-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

14th Century

First Known Use of handbreadth

14th century

Variants of handbreadth


play \ˈhan(d)z-ˌbretth, -ˌbreth, -ˌbredth\

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