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[haf-pound, hahf-] /ˈhæfˈpaʊnd, ˈhɑf-/
a unit of weight equal to 8 ounces avoirdupois (0.227 kilogram) or 6 ounces troy or apothecaries' weight (0.187 kilogram).
Origin of half-pound
1545-55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • If you lose a half-pound a week, in a year you'll be where you want to be.
  • The dinner menu includes pastas, artisan pizzas, fresh seafood and a half-pound burger.
  • The menu here is also extravagant, with half-pound burgers, triple-decker sandwiches and personal pizzas up for grabs.
  • If you're hungry, go with the burger featuring two half-pound patties.
  • At lunch, favorites include lobster salad or a half-pound burger.

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