fine-drawn

[ fahyn-drawn ]
/ ˈfaɪnˈdrɔn /

adjective

drawn out to extreme fineness or thinness.

Origin of fine-drawn

First recorded in 1830–40

Definition for fine-drawn (2 of 2)

fine-draw

[ fahyn-draw ]
/ ˈfaɪnˈdrɔ /

verb (used with object), fine-drew, fine-drawn, fine-draw·ing.

Sewing. to sew together so finely that the joining is not noticeable.
to draw out to extreme fineness, tenuity, or subtlety.

Origin of fine-draw

First recorded in 1725–35
Related formsfine-draw·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for fine-drawn (1 of 2)

fine-drawn


adjective

(of arguments, distinctions, etc) precise or subtle
(of wire) drawn out until very fine; attenuated
(of features) delicate or refined

British Dictionary definitions for fine-drawn (2 of 2)

fine-draw


verb -draws, -drawing, -drew or -drawn (tr)

to sew together so finely that the join is scarcely noticeable
to carry out the last drawing-out operation on (wire, tube, etc) to reduce its diameter
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