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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n fingerbreadth the length of breadth of a finger used as a linear measure
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n fingerbreadth The breadth of a finger; specifically, a long measure, the fourth part of a palm. The old English “fingerbreadth by assize” was foot. The word is often used to translate names of foreign units derived from the natural fingerbreadth.
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In literature:

And with two fingerbreadths of forehead!
"The Social Cancer" by José Rizal