half-mile

[haf-mahyl, hahf]
noun
1.
a half of a mile (0.8 kilometer).
2.
a race of half a mile.
adjective
3.
measuring or running half a mile.

Origin:
1595–1605

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half-mile
 
n
a.  half a mile
 b.  (as modifier): a half-mile stretch of the river

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Example sentences
Adult weevils are considered strong fliers, venturing more than a half-mile in
  search of host trees.
Now, you can park and walk down the road for a half-mile or so to where the
  flows cover the road.
In the morning the crew could see the town only as some metal roofs, perhaps a
  half-mile inland from the beach.
On a hillside a half-mile away, saddened mourners and stunned citizens have
  gathered daily for three months.
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