hand|breadth «HAND BREHDTH, -BREHTTH», noun.
the breadth of a hand, used as a measure. It varies from 2½ to 4 inches. Also, hand's-breadth.

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  • hand's breadth — handˈbreadth or hand s breadth noun The breadth of a hand • • • Main Entry: ↑hand …   Useful english dictionary

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  • hand's-breadth — /handz bredth , bretth , breth /, n. hand breadth. * * * hand s breadth «HANDZ BREHDTH, BREHTTH», noun. = handbreadth. (Cf. ↑handbreadth) …   Useful english dictionary

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  • hand's-breadth — /handz bredth , bretth , breth /, n. hand breadth. * * * …   Universalium

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