American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The breadth of one finger.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The breadth of a finger; specifically, a long measure, the fourth part of a palm. The old English “fingerbreadth by assize” was
foot. The word is often used to translate names of foreign units derived from the natural fingerbreadth.
- n. A (usually approximate and informal) unit of measurement based upon the radial width of the human finger.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. the length or breadth of a finger used as a linear measure.
- n. the length of breadth of a finger used as a linear measure
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“Like as twins they were, though, the man called Che Fan was perhaps a fingerbreadth the taller.”
“The most calloused trull would do it, given a fingerbreadth of encouragement, and other women took even less.”
“Now his sword came out, its point stopping a fingerbreadth from the beaked nose of the fourth man.”
“The wheel moved a fingerbreadth, then a fingerbreadth more, with a shriek of metal forced into motion after aeons of inactivity.”
“I always wondered about dimwits who go on holiday, then spend the entire trip a fingerbreadth from the hotel television.”
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