- hairline fracture,
Origin of hairsbreadth
Examples from the Web for hairsbreadth
I think, mamma, I never depart a hairsbreadth from your will.The Storm|Aleksandr Nicolaevich Ostrovsky
We catch a word, a touch of flippancy, a suggestion of licence, a covert sneer which goes too far by a hairsbreadth.Judges and Ruth|Robert A. Watson
It was a fit ending to the first stage of Canadian history—a hopeless venture, a confession of weakness, a hairsbreadth escape.A Historical Geography of the British Colonies|Charles Prestwood Lucas
He carefully turned an unconnected control knob a hairsbreadth with utmost deliberation and precision.The Kenzie Report|Mark Clifton
He was more than once within a hairsbreadth of death but at length he was brought by his master, Kakinathucca, to his home.