Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A US coin worth 50 cents.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A silver coin of the United States, of the value of 50 cents.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A coin worth one half of a dollar.

Etymologies

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half- +‎ dollar

Examples

  • And each, as she laid her half-dollar down, was distinctly aware of how many pieces of fancy starch were represented by the coin.

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  • By 1866, it found its way on to US nickel, quarter, half-dollar, dollar and on the five -, ten - and twenty - dollar coins.

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  • At 100 yards, it opened up to the size of an Eisenhower half-dollar and 3 to the right.

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  • Proudly displayed between them was a mint Kennedy half-dollar in a presentation case.

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  • Today, many of the items he removed from people's insides are filed away in a metal cabinet at the Mutter Museum in Philadelphia: safety pins, needles, nails, a crucifix with several rosary beads still attached, chicken bones, a half-dollar dated 1892, a bullet and a pin that ironically reads "B-A-2-Way Looker Says Care Fu Lee."

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  • At 100 yards, it opened up to the size of an Eisenhower half-dollar and 3 to the right.

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  • Matt Roush: Leigh, that was more like a shiny half-dollar.

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  • Second graders are forced to solve worksheet problems concerning half-dollar coins even if you can't remember the last time you saw one in circulation and the chincy manipulative kit does not include them.

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  • He looks in good form, has a half-dollar size mark on his cheek with staples and stitches -- all covered with some kind of silver ointment.

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  • Today, many of the items he removed from people's insides are filed away in a metal cabinet at the Mutter Museum in Philadelphia: safety pins, needles, nails, a crucifix with several rosary beads still attached, chicken bones, a half-dollar dated 1892, a bullet and a pin that ironically reads "B-A-2-Way Looker Says Care Fu Lee."

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