hair space


noun Printing.

the thinnest metal space used to separate words, symbols, etc.

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Origin of hair space

First recorded in 1835–45
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British Dictionary definitions for hair space

hair space

noun

printing the thinnest of the metal spaces used in setting type to separate letters or words
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