a silver or cupronickel coin of the U.S., equal to 50 cents.
a silver or nickel coin of Canada, equal to 50 cents.
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How to use half dollar in a sentence
The effect of this trick is as follows: A small metal box, just large enough to hold a half dollar and about 1/2 in.The Boy Mechanic, Book 2 | Various
That night he came home wild with delight,—he had earned a whole dollar, and knew how he could earn another half dollar to-morrow.The English Orphans | Mary Jane Holmes
The amount poured on the brick should be about the size of a half dollar.Elements of Plumbing | Samuel Dibble
The blister, if larger than a half dollar, should be opened near the edge with a needle which has been passed through a flame.The Mother and Her Child | William S. Sadler
He reminded Harrison of the half dollar long over due, and obligingly offered to take it out in circus tickets.Watch Yourself Go By | Al. G. Field
British Dictionary definitions for half-dollar
(in the US) a 50-cent piece
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