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Origin of half board
First recorded in 1970–75
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How to use half board in a sentence
Half clodhopper, half board-school prig, they can still throw back to a nobler stock, and breed yeomen.Howards End|E. M. Forster
That's it—make a half-board at once, but take care and not come round.
Putting in a half board that houses in the keel and does not come above the floor.On Yachts and Yacht Handling|Thomas Fleming Day
I wonder whether he or Mulford made that half-board in the narrow channel.
Captain Mull now determined on a half-board, for his ship was more to leeward than he desired.
British Dictionary definitions for half board (1 of 2)
- the daily provision by a hotel of bed, breakfast, and one main meal
- (as modifier)half-board accommodation
British Dictionary definitions for half board (2 of 2)
a manoeuvre by a sailing ship enabling it to gain distance to windward by luffing up into the wind
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