half size



any size in women's garments designated by a fractional number from 12½ through 24½, designed for a short-waisted, full figure.

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Historical Examples of half-size

  • Draw, half-size, the views shown in fig. 73, and from the left-hand view project a plan.

  • He wrote very slowly on half-size yellow pads, worth seventy-five cents a dozen, using the books only for reference.


    Henry Sydnor Harrison

  • The protection armor was twice too large, and very cumbersome for such a slight figure; but such garments never come in half-size.

    Shock Treatment

    Stanley Mullen

  • Figs. 52 and 53 illustrate small or half-size blankets made for children's wear.

    Navajo weavers

    Washington Matthews

  • If the portrait is half-size, then the attitude ought to indicate the position of the lower extremities.

    Maids Wives and Bachelors

    Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr

British Dictionary definitions for half-size



any size, esp in clothing, that is halfway between two sizes
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