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half board

noun
1.
demi-pension (def 1).
Origin of half board
1970-1975
First recorded in 1970-75
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  • If it had not been for that half-board that we involuntarily made, we should never have done it.

    A Middy of the King Harry Collingwood
  • That's it—make a half-board at once, but take care and not come round.

    Jack Tier or The Florida Reef James Fenimore Cooper
  • Captain Mull now determined on a half-board, for his ship was more to leeward than he desired.

    Jack Tier or The Florida Reef James Fenimore Cooper
  • I wonder whether he or Mulford made that half-board in the narrow channel.

    Jack Tier or The Florida Reef James Fenimore Cooper
British Dictionary definitions for half-board

half-board

noun
1.
a manoeuvre by a sailing ship enabling it to gain distance to windward by luffing up into the wind

half board

noun
1.
  1. the daily provision by a hotel of bed, breakfast, and one main meal
  2. (as modifier): half-board accommodation
Also called demi-pension
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