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half board

half-board

1

noun

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


half board

2

noun

  1. Also calleddemi-pension
    1. the daily provision by a hotel of bed, breakfast, and one main meal
    2. ( as modifier )

      half-board accommodation

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Word History and Origins

Origin of half board1

First recorded in 1970–75
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Example Sentences

Half clodhopper, half board-school prig, they can still throw back to a nobler stock, and breed yeomen.

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.

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.

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