half-pace

half-pace

n
1. (Furniture) a small stage on which something stands
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) another name for footpace
3. (Architecture) architect a landing at the top of a flight of stairs before the stairs turn and ascend in the opposite direction

half-pace

- A broad step or small landing between two half flights in a staircase.
See also related terms for stairway.
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Chelsea have looked disinterested, at half-pace, laboured and lacking in any imagination on more than one occasion this season.
It soon became apparent that the Premier League side, for all Leicester's enthusiasm, were a cut above, even at half-pace.
If we hit our tempo in the match we've a great chance of going through but if we play at half-pace, then we're out.
But that's what I was later told by several of his team-mates, the consensus being that he had shown an unjustifiable nonchalance, falling off tackles and trotting around at half-pace.
It's when you try to train at half-pace or you go halfheartedly into a situation that you end up getting injured.
The 22-year-old defender said: "You can play as many pre-season friendlies as you like but they are only carried out at half-pace or with 75 per cent effort.
Everyone else, it can seem to you, is going at half-pace and this can see you just ever so slightly exasperated.
Seven of us on Richard Fahey-trained horses went seven furlongs, from the back straight to the winning post, at a nice half-pace.
PLAYING at half-pace and who could blame him with what was going on around him.
He wasn't anywhere near full fitness and was only playing at between 50 and 75 per cent - he was even running at half-pace.
Shearer at half-pace will still score goals for them, but you have to wonder if they have lowered their standards for what is required.