[hair-bredth, -bretth] /ˈhɛərˌbrɛdθ, -ˌbrɛtθ/
[hairz-bredth, -bretth, -breth] /ˈhɛərzˌbrɛdθ, -ˌbrɛtθ, -ˌbrɛθ/
a very small space or distance:
We escaped an accident by a hairsbreadth.
extremely narrow or close.
also hairsbreadth, hairs-breadth, hair’s breadth, mid-15c., said to have been formerly a formal unit of measure equal to one-forty-eighth of an inch. From hair + breadth.
[hair-bruhsh] /ˈhɛərˌbrʌʃ/ noun 1. a for smoothing and styling the . /ˈhɛəˌbrʌʃ/ noun 1. a brush for grooming the hair n. 1590s, from hair + brush (n.1).
- Hair cast
hair cast n. A small, nodular accretion of epithelial cells and keratinous debris, appearing along the shaft of a hair and resulting from failure of the internal root sheath to disintegrate.
noun 1. a stout, spiny cactus, Pachycereus pecten-aboriginum, of Mexico, having white flowers and bristly fruits sometimes used locally as combs.
noun, Biology. 1. an epithelial cell having hairlike processes, as that of the organ of Corti. hair cell n. A cell with hairlike processes, especially one of the sensory epithelial cells present in the organ of Corti. hair cell A cell found in the organs of balance in the inner ear of mammals that senses […]