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fingerbreadth

[fing-ger-bredth, -bretth] /ˈfɪŋ gərˌbrɛdθ, -ˌbrɛtθ/
noun
1.
the breadth of a finger: approximately 3/4 inch (2 cm).
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95; finger + breadth
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fingerbreadth

/ˈfɪŋɡəˌbrɛdθ; -ˌbrɛtθ/
noun
1.
the width of a finger, used as an indication of length
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