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  1. one half of a circle
  2. half the circumference of a circle
anything having the shape or form of half a circle
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  • Next comes a Ruffed Lemur, as it is called from the half-circle of white hair, which you see on each side of its face.

  • With a shrill cry Bogle swung the weapon around in a half-circle.

    The Camp in the Snow William Murray Graydon
  • The police commissioner looked at the crowd standing in a half-circle before him.

    Mother Maksim Gorky
  • And I swept my hand in a half-circle at the Shawnee wigwams forming the village.

    A Virginia Scout Hugh Pendexter
  • Approaching in a half-circle came a great crowd of natives—miserable, woe begone-looking objects, and entirely unarmed.

    Haviland's Chum Bertram Mitford
  • The half-circle behind us was covered by the mesa, and that could not be scaled.

    The War Trail Mayne Reid
  • "Something is wrong back yonder," Jondo declared, making a half-circle with his hand toward the trail behind us.

    Vanguards of the Plains Margaret McCarter
  • She swept a hand in a half-circle, and then gave a little laugh.

    A Mating in the Wilds Ottwell Binns

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