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half-staff

(hăf′stăf′, häf′stäf′)
n.
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half-staff

n
another word for half-mast
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half′-mast′



n.
1. a position approximately halfway between the top of a mast, staff, etc., and its base.
v.t.
2. to place (a flag) at half-mast.
[1620–30]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.half-staff - a position some distance below the top of a mast to which a flag is lowered in mourning or to signal distresshalf-staff - a position some distance below the top of a mast to which a flag is lowered in mourning or to signal distress
position, place - the particular portion of space occupied by something; "he put the lamp back in its place"
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