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[haf-round, hahf-]
  1. semicircular in cross section, as a molding or piece of type.
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  1. anything that is semicircular in cross section.
  2. Printing. a curved stereotype plate.
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Origin of half-round

First recorded in 1655–65
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for half-round

Historical Examples

  • Round iron or half-round iron should not be used, as these are liable to skid.

    The Boy Mechanic, Book 2


  • The seat battens are half-round in section, and are cut from 3-in.

    Rustic Carpentry

    Paul N. Hasluck

  • The curves may be finished with half-round file or sandpaper.

  • Taps for other metal have also been made of half-round section.

  • The mounted maps are glued and tacked to the half-round rollers.