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hand·breadth(hănd′brĕdth′) also hand's-breadth or hand's breadth (hăndz′-)
A linear measurement approximating the width of the palm of the hand, from 2.5 to 4 inches (6.35 to 10.16 centimeters).
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handbreadth(ˈhændˌbrɛtθ; -ˌbrɛdθ) or
(Units) the width of a hand used as an indication of length
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a unit of linear measure ranging from 2½ to 4 inches (6.4 to 10.2 cm).
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|Noun||1.||handbreadth - any unit of length based on the breadth of the human hand|
hand - a unit of length equal to 4 inches; used in measuring horses; "the horse stood 20 hands"
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