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 (hăf′tīm′, häf′-)
The intermission between halves in games of certain sports, such as basketball and football.
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or half′-time`,

1. the intermission or rest period between the two halves of a football, basketball, or other game.
2. pertaining to or taking place during a halftime.
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Noun1.halftime - an intermission between the first and second half of a gamehalftime - an intermission between the first and second half of a game
pause, suspension, intermission, interruption, break - a time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something
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