[ haf-glas-iz, hahf-glah-siz ]
/ ˈhæfˌglæs ɪz, ˈhɑfˌglɑ sɪz /
noun (used with a plural verb)
a pair of eyeglasses, often shaped like the lower half of regular eyeglasses, containing lenses to aid in reading and not suitable for distance vision.
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Examples from the Web for half-glasses
Then he poured two half-glasses of the clear gin, swallowed his portion, and sat down.The Best Short Stories of 1915|Various