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Definition of "handspan" [handspan]

  • The distance between the outstretched tips of the little finger and thumb when used as a unit of measurement (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "handspan" in a sentence
  • "Shaking his head, Vincent straightened and stepped away from the Jaguar to stand less than a handspan from Dante."
  • "Only a scant handspan separated their bodies, almost as if she had sought to get as close to him as she dared without actually touching him."
  • "The blanket was down by our feet, and I was really aware of him next to me, without a sheet or blanket covering us, his bare legs just a handspan away from mine."