half board

Origin of half board

First recorded in 1970–75
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  1. a manoeuvre by a sailing ship enabling it to gain distance to windward by luffing up into the wind

half board

    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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