Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The breadth of one finger.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A (usually approximate and informal) unit of measurement based upon the radial width of the human finger.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the length or breadth of a finger used as a linear measure.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The breadth of a finger; specifically, a long measure, the fourth part of a palm.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the length of breadth of a finger used as a linear measure

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Examples

  • Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 I always wondered about dimwits who go on holiday, then spend the entire trip a fingerbreadth from the hotel television.

    Banks Get a Bailing Grade

  • Like as twins they were, though, the man called Che Fan was perhaps a fingerbreadth the taller.

    Conan The Unconquered

  • The most calloused trull would do it, given a fingerbreadth of encouragement, and other women took even less.

    Conan The Unconquered

  • Now his sword came out, its point stopping a fingerbreadth from the beaked nose of the fourth man.

    Conan The Unconquered

  • The wheel moved a fingerbreadth, then a fingerbreadth more, with a shriek of metal forced into motion after aeons of inactivity.

    Conan Of The Isles

  • I always wondered about dimwits who go on holiday, then spend the entire trip a fingerbreadth from the hotel television.

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