half-mile

[haf-mahyl, hahf‐]
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noun

a half of a mile (0.8 kilometer).
a race of half a mile.

adjective

measuring or running half a mile.

Origin of half-mile

First recorded in 1595–1605
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half-mile

noun

  1. half a mile
  2. (as modifier)a half-mile stretch of the river
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