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half-staff

(hăf′stăf′, häf′stäf′)
n.

half-staff

n
another word for half-mast

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]
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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The Miller pressed furiously forward, dealing blows with either end of his weapon alternately, and striving to come to half-staff distance, while Gurth defended himself against the attack, keeping his hands about a yard asunder, and covering himself by shifting his weapon with great celerity, so as to protect his head and body.
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UAE flag at half-staff in Abu Dhabi Image Credit: Abdul Rahman/Gulf News Gulf News
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