finger-breadth

fingerbreadth

[fing-ger-bredth, -bretth]
noun
the breadth of a finger: approximately 3/4 inch (2 cm).

Origin:
1585–95; finger + breadth

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fingerbreadth or finger's breadth (ˈfɪŋɡəˌbrɛdθ, -ˌbrɛtθ)
 
n
the width of a finger, used as an indication of length
 
finger's breadth or finger's breadth
 
n

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