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hand·breadth

 (hănd′brĕdth′) also hand's-breadth or hand's breadth (hăndz′-)
n.
A linear measurement approximating the width of the palm of the hand, from 2.5 to 4 inches (6.35 to 10.16 centimeters).

handbreadth

(ˈhændˌbrɛtθ; -ˌbrɛdθ) or

hand's-breadth

n
(Units) the width of a hand used as an indication of length

hand•breadth

(ˈhændˌbrɛdθ, -ˌbrɛtθ)

also hand's-breadth



n.
a unit of linear measure ranging from 2½ to 4 inches (6.4 to 10.2 cm).
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.handbreadth - any unit of length based on the breadth of the human hand
linear measure, linear unit - a unit of measurement of length
hand - a unit of length equal to 4 inches; used in measuring horses; "the horse stood 20 hands"