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half size

any size in women's garments designated by a fractional number from 12½ through 24½, designed for a short-waisted, full figure. Unabridged
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  • It's half-size, and there's a seven-inch cut just out of baulk where Clarence's cue slipped.

    My Man Jeeves P. G. Wodehouse
  • He wrote very slowly on half-size yellow pads, worth seventy-five cents a dozen, using the books only for reference.

    Queed Henry Sydnor Harrison
  • Draw, half-size, the views shown in fig. 73, and from the left-hand view project a plan.

  • The protection armor was twice too large, and very cumbersome for such a slight figure; but such garments never come in half-size.

    Shock Treatment Stanley Mullen
  • If the portrait is half-size, then the attitude ought to indicate the position of the lower extremities.

    Maids Wives and Bachelors Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
  • Figs. 52 and 53 illustrate small or half-size blankets made for children's wear.

    Navajo weavers Washington Matthews
British Dictionary definitions for half-size


any size, esp in clothing, that is halfway between two sizes
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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