Dictionary: A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z


[hair-bredth, -bretth] /ˈhɛərˌbrɛdθ, -ˌbrɛtθ/

noun, adjective
[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.


Read Also:

  • Hairbrush

    [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.

  • Hairbrush-cactus

    noun 1. a stout, spiny cactus, Pachycereus pecten-aboriginum, of Mexico, having white flowers and bristly fruits sometimes used locally as combs.

  • Hair-cell

    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 […]

Disclaimer: Hairbreadth definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.