hair space


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hair space

n.
1. The narrowest of the metal spaces used for separating words or letters.
2. A similar narrow space used in formatting text.

hair space

n
(Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) printing the thinnest of the metal spaces used in setting type to separate letters or words
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Noun1.hair space - (printing) the narrowest of the spaces used to separate words or letters
quad, space - (printing) a block of type without a raised letter; used for spacing between words or sentences
printing process, printing - reproduction by applying ink to paper as for publication
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17) By this time, copper hair spaces, although possibly not manufactured to a thickness of one-half point, had been around for some time, and brass space rules manufactured to one point, as well as other thicknesses, were commonly available.