Meaning of hairsbreadth

hairs•breadth

Pronunciation: (hârz'bredth", -bretth", -breth"), [key]
— n.
  1. a very small space or distance: We escaped an accident by a hairsbreadth.
—adj.
  1. extremely narrow or close.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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