: measuring a specified number of inches

Examples of inched in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The move, which will decrease the number of crew members staying aboard the ship to roughly 140 from more than 800, came as the number of crew members who may have been exposed inched upward. Jill Cowan, New York Times, 21 Apr. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1605, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of inched was in 1605

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“Inched.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/inched. Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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