- a usable living space within a sloping roof, usually having dormer windows for lighting.
Origin of half story
First recorded in 1610–20
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Examples from the Web for half story
This half-story was reached by means of a ladder, as shown in the drawing.The Boy Craftsman
A. Neely Hall
Lena climbed to her room in the third half-story of the Quarrymen's Hotel.Heart of the West
A wonderful thing about it was that it was half-game and half-story.Maida's Little Shop
Inez Haynes Irwin
Stone stairways lead from each end of the vestibule to the mezzanine, or half-story, and the second-story landings.
After breakfast we were conducted to the second half-story, which was one unfinished room.