half length

half-length

[haf-lengkth, -length, -lenth, hahf-]
noun
1.
something that is only half a full length or height, especially a portrait that shows only the upper half of the body, including the hands.
adjective
2.
of half the complete length or height.

Origin:
1690–1700

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half-length
 
adj
1.  (of a portrait) showing only the body from the waist up and including the hands
2.  of half the entire or original length
 
n
3.  a half-length portrait

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