Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In military tactics, one half the prescribed regular interval or space between the divisions of troops in a column, or between the ranks in a line.

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Examples

  • After making the TTT squad with the much more experienced Jim Copeland, Nate Reiss and Nathan Sheafor, the 18-year-old Texan helped pull them to fastest time at half-distance in the 100km TTT before two mechanicals dropped them to seventh at the end.

    Inside Cycling with John Wilcockson: Armstrong’s 25-year journey is over

  • This time, however, Hamilton got it wrong, as he had also done when trying to bully Felipe Massa out of the way at the hairpin just before half-distance.

    Hothead Lewis Hamilton needs a crash course in humility | Richard Williams

  • "Torpedoes at half-distance," Uhura said, trying to keep her voice even.

    The Fearful Summons

  • “Torpedoes at half-distance,” Uhura said, trying to keep her voice even.

    The Fearful Summons

  • For figures very far away it might be necessary to make use of half-distance.

    The Theory and Practice of Perspective

  • It will be seen that these underneath measurements, so to speak, are obtained by the half-distance.

    The Theory and Practice of Perspective

  • And here and there the deep gray clefts between seemed to spread into white rivers, or over the ruddy purple of the half-distance came sharp white lines darting downwards.

    Little Lucy's Wonderful Globe

  • Alps; but beyond was a dark row of pines, and up above, in the sky as it were, rose all round great sharp points -- like clouds for their whiteness, but not in their straight jagged outlines; and here and there the deep grey clefts between seemed to spread into white rivers, or over the ruddy purple of the half-distance came sharp white lines darting downwards.

    Little Lucy's Wonderful Globe

  • About half-distance between this prolonged escarpment and the outlying hills six large "Conestoga" waggons, locked tongue and tail together, enclosing a lozenge-shaped or elliptical space -- a _corral_ -- inside which are fifteen men and five horses.

    The Lone Ranche

  • It attacks in a column at double distance rather than at half-distance, in order to avoid the frightful confusion of the mass.

    Battle Studies

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