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half board

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noun

demi-pension(def 1).

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Nearby words

half a mind, half and half nail, half bath, half binding, half blood, half board, half boot, half brother, half buck, half cadence, half cent

Origin of half board

First recorded in 1970–75
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for half-board

  • That's it—make a half-board at once, but take care and not come round.

    Jack Tier or The Florida Reef|James Fenimore Cooper
  • Captain Mull now determined on a half-board, for his ship was more to leeward than he desired.

    Jack Tier or The Florida Reef|James Fenimore Cooper
  • If it had not been for that half-board that we involuntarily made, we should never have done it.

    A Middy of the King|Harry Collingwood
  • I wonder whether he or Mulford made that half-board in the narrow channel.

    Jack Tier or The Florida Reef|James Fenimore Cooper

British Dictionary definitions for half-board (1 of 2)

half-board


noun

a manoeuvre by a sailing ship enabling it to gain distance to windward by luffing up into the wind

British Dictionary definitions for half-board (2 of 2)

half board


noun

  1. the daily provision by a hotel of bed, breakfast, and one main meal
  2. (as modifier)half-board accommodation
Also called: demi-pension
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