half dollar


a silver or cupronickel coin of the U.S., equal to 50 cents.
a silver or nickel coin of Canada, equal to 50 cents.

Nearby words

  1. half cent,
  2. half cock,
  3. half crown,
  4. half deck,
  5. half dime,
  6. half eagle,
  7. half frame,
  8. half gainer,
  9. half hitch,
  10. half holiday

Origin of half dollar

First recorded in 1755–65

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