Origin of half board
First recorded in 1970–75
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Examples from the Web for half-board
If it had not been for that half-board that we involuntarily made, we should never have done it.A Middy of the King
That's it—make a half-board at once, but take care and not come round.
Captain Mull now determined on a half-board, for his ship was more to leeward than he desired.
I wonder whether he or Mulford made that half-board in the narrow channel.
- a manoeuvre by a sailing ship enabling it to gain distance to windward by luffing up into the wind
- the daily provision by a hotel of bed, breakfast, and one main meal
- (as modifier)half-board accommodation