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[haf-gal-uh n, hahf-] /ˈhæfˈgæl ən, ˈhɑf-/
a half of a gallon, equal to 2 quarts (1.9 liters).
holding or consisting of two quarts. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The following process will make wine perfectly clear: To a half-gallon of wine put two wine-glasses of sweet milk.

    Housekeeping in Old Virginia Marion Cabell Tyree
  • We procured enough to make our half-gallon bucket full and very strong.

  • He opened the pipe again and poured nearly a half-gallon of water into the boiler.

    All Day September Roger Kuykendall
  • The bottle contained a half-gallon, and its neck was small, so it seemed to Lou that the emptying would take forever.

    The Big Trip Up Yonder Kurt Vonnegut
  • Jim took his half-gallon canteen, ranged up, and dismounted.

    Curly Roger Pocock
  • Nothing was left out except rifles, cartridge-belts and two half-gallon canteens of water.

    Bloom of Cactus Robert Ames Bennet
  • He is now to be seen more frequently in the skittle-ground, clasping a half-gallon, instead of a quart of beer.

    Rattlin the Reefer Edward Howard
  • If hard soap is desired, put one quart of salt in half-gallon of hot water.

    Housekeeping in Old Virginia Marion Cabell Tyree
  • The missionary put his hand into this sawdust, and drew out a half-gallon can.

    White Fire Roy J. Snell
  • Indeed, my case had the special strength that the half-pint quadruped underwent as much suffering as the half-gallon quadruped.

    The Uncommercial Traveller Charles Dickens

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