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

Syn: finger, finger's breadth, digit. [WordNet 1.5]

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  • fingerbreadth — /ˈfɪŋgəbrɛdθ/ (say fingguhbredth), / brɛtθ/ (say bretth) noun the breadth of a finger, about 20 millimetres. Also, finger s breadth …   Australian English dictionary

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