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hair space

noun, Printing.
1.
the thinnest metal space used to separate words, symbols, etc.
Origin of hair space
1835-1845
First recorded in 1835-45
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British Dictionary definitions for hair space

hair space

noun
1.
(printing) the thinnest of the metal spaces used in setting type to separate letters or words
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