half-inch

[ haf-inch, hahf- ]
/ ˈhæfˈɪntʃ, ˈhɑf- /

noun

a half of an inch, equal to 1/24 of a foot (1.27 centimeters).

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Origin of half-inch

First recorded in 1810–20
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British Dictionary definitions for half-inch

half-inch

noun

a measure of length approximately equivalent to 13 millimetres

verb

slang, old-fashioned to steal

Word Origin for half-inch

sense 2: from rhyming slang for pinch to steal
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