the width of a human hand, measured from the tip of the thumb to the tip of the little finger
The water was not more than a handspan from overflowing.
[hand-spahyk] /ˈhændˌspaɪk/ noun 1. a bar used as a lever. /ˈhændˌspaɪk/ noun 1. a bar or length of pipe used as a lever
[hand-spahyk] /ˈhændˌspaɪk/ noun 1. a bar used as a lever. /ˈhændˌspaɪk/ noun 1. a bar or length of pipe used as a lever n. also handspike, 1610s, from hand (n.) + spike (n.).
[hand-spring] /ˈhændˌsprɪŋ/ noun 1. an acrobatic feat in which one starts from a standing position and wheels the body forward or backward in a complete circle, landing first on the and then on the feet, without contact by the rest of the body. verb (used without object), handsprang, handsprung, handspringing. 2. to perform a handspring. […]
[hand-stand] /ˈhændˌstænd/ noun 1. an act or instance of supporting the body in a vertical position by balancing on the palms of the . verb (used without object), handstood, handstanding. 2. to perform a handstand. /ˈhændˌstænd/ noun 1. the act or instance of supporting the body on the hands alone in an upside down position