half inch

half-inch

[haf-inch, hahf-]
noun
a half of an inch, equal to 1/24 of a foot (1.27 centimeters).

Origin:
1810–20

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half-inch
 
n
1.  a measure of length approximately equivalent to 13 millimetres
 
vb
2.  slang, old-fashioned to steal
 
[sense 2: from rhyming slang for pinch to steal]

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