handsbreadth

noun
hands·​breadth | \ ˈhan(d)z-ˌbretth How to pronounce handsbreadth (audio) , -ˌbreth, -ˌbredth \

variant of

: any of various units of length varying from about 2¹/₂ to 4 inches based on the breadth of a hand

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“Handsbreadth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/handsbreadth. Accessed 12 May. 2021.

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