fingerbreadth

[ fing-ger-bredth, -bretth ]
/ ˈfɪŋ gərˌbrɛdθ, -ˌbrɛtθ /

noun

the breadth of a finger: approximately 3/4 inch (2 cm).

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Origin of fingerbreadth

First recorded in 1585–95; finger + breadth
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British Dictionary definitions for fingerbreadth

fingerbreadth

finger's breadth

/ (ˈfɪŋɡəˌbrɛdθ, -ˌbrɛtθ) /

noun

the width of a finger, used as an indication of length
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