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half-miler

[haf-mahy-ler, hahf-] /ˈhæfˈmaɪ lər, ˈhɑf-/
noun, Informal.
1.
a half-mile race.
2.
a runner who participates or specializes in such a race.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35; half-mile + -er1
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half-miler

noun
1.
a runner who specializes in running races over half a mile or a similar metric distance
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