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half-staff

[haf-staf, hahf-stahf] /ˈhæfˈstæf, ˈhɑfˈstɑf/
noun, verb (used with object)
1.
Origin
1595-1605
1595-1605
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  • Flags at half-staff fluttered in the wind on the cold winter's day, and people were bundled up in parkas.
  • The flags that were otherwise posted were all at half-staff.

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