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half board

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noun
  1. demi-pension(def 1).
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Origin of half board

First recorded in 1970–75
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Historical Examples

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

half-board

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