[hair-split-ing] /ˈhɛərˌsplɪt ɪŋ/
the making of unnecessarily fine distinctions.
characterized by such distinctions:
the hairsplitting arguments of a political debate.
the making of petty distinctions
occupied with or based on petty distinctions
“making over-nice distinctions,” by 1739, from hair + verbal noun from split (v.). To split hairs “make over-fine distinctions” is first recorded 1650s, as to cut the hair. Hair also being 18c. slang for “female pudendum,” hair-splitter was noted in 1811 as slang for “penis.”
noun 1. a liquid in an aerosol or other spray container, for holding the hair in place. /ˈhɛəˌspreɪ/ noun 1. a fixative solution sprayed onto the hair to keep a hairstyle in shape Also called hair lacquer
noun 1. a liquid in an aerosol or other spray container, for holding the hair in place.
[hair-spring] /ˈhɛərˌsprɪŋ/ noun, Horology. 1. a fine, usually spiral, used for oscillating the balance of a timepiece. /ˈhɛəˌsprɪŋ/ noun 1. (horology) a very fine spiral spring in some timepieces, which, in combination with the balance wheel, controls the timekeeping
[hair-streek] /ˈhɛərˌstrik/ noun 1. any small, dark butterfly of the family Lycaenidae, having hairlike tails on the hind wings. /ˈhɛəˌstriːk/ noun 1. any small butterfly of the genus Callophrys and related genera, having fringed wings marked with narrow white streaks: family Lycaenidae