noun hand·breed \ˈhanˌbrēd, ˈhȯn-\

Definition of handbreed

chiefly Scottish

  1. :  handbreadth

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Origin and Etymology of handbreed

Middle English handbrede, from Old English handbred, from hand, hond hand + bred surface, board; akin to Old English bord piece of sawed lumber — more at hand, board

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to cast off or become cast off

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