hair space


hair space
the thinnest metal space used to separate words, symbols, etc.
[1835-45]

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  • Hair space — Hair Hair (h[^a]r), n. [OE. her, heer, h[ae]r, AS. h[=ae]r; akin to OFries. h[=e]r, D. & G. haar, OHG. & Icel. h[=a]r, Dan. haar, Sw. h[*a]r; cf. Lith. kasa.] 1. The collection or mass of filaments growing from the skin of an animal, and forming… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hair space — n. Printing the narrowest metal space used between words, equal to about 1/ 2 point …   English World dictionary

  • hair space — noun (printing) the narrowest of the spaces used to separate words or letters • Topics: ↑printing, ↑printing process • Hypernyms: ↑quad, ↑space * * * noun : a very thin space used in printing (as the 1/2 point copper space or …   Useful english dictionary

  • hair space — /ˈhɛə speɪs/ (say hair spays) noun 1. the narrowest of the metal spaces used in typesetting. 2. the narrowest possible space between typeset letters or words …   Australian English dictionary

  • hair space — noun a) A piece of metal type used to create the narrowest space. b) The narrowest space appearing between letters and punctuation …   Wiktionary

  • Hair-space — Тонкая шпация, волосная шпация …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • Hair — (h[^a]r), n. [OE. her, heer, h[ae]r, AS. h[=ae]r; akin to OFries. h[=e]r, D. & G. haar, OHG. & Icel. h[=a]r, Dan. haar, Sw. h[*a]r; cf. Lith. kasa.] 1. The collection or mass of filaments growing from the skin of an animal, and forming a covering …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hair bracket — Hair Hair (h[^a]r), n. [OE. her, heer, h[ae]r, AS. h[=ae]r; akin to OFries. h[=e]r, D. & G. haar, OHG. & Icel. h[=a]r, Dan. haar, Sw. h[*a]r; cf. Lith. kasa.] 1. The collection or mass of filaments growing from the skin of an animal, and forming… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hair cells — Hair Hair (h[^a]r), n. [OE. her, heer, h[ae]r, AS. h[=ae]r; akin to OFries. h[=e]r, D. & G. haar, OHG. & Icel. h[=a]r, Dan. haar, Sw. h[*a]r; cf. Lith. kasa.] 1. The collection or mass of filaments growing from the skin of an animal, and forming… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hair compass — Hair Hair (h[^a]r), n. [OE. her, heer, h[ae]r, AS. h[=ae]r; akin to OFries. h[=e]r, D. & G. haar, OHG. & Icel. h[=a]r, Dan. haar, Sw. h[*a]r; cf. Lith. kasa.] 1. The collection or mass of filaments growing from the skin of an animal, and forming… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English