handsbreadth
handsbreadth \handsbreadth\ n. any unit of length based on the breadth of the human hand.

Syn: handbreath. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • handbreadth — noun any unit of length based on the breadth of the human hand • Syn: ↑handsbreadth • Hypernyms: ↑linear unit, ↑linear measure • Hyponyms: ↑hand …   Useful english dictionary

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