handbreadth handbreadth

Definition(s):

  • (n) any unit of length based on the breadth of the human hand

Usage(s):

  • On the first day of the meet, Lenore Kightwho lost by a handbreadth to Helene Madison in the Olympic 400 meters won two events.
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