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half-inch

[haf-inch, hahf-] /ˈhæfˈɪntʃ, ˈhɑf-/
noun
1.
a half of an inch, equal to 1/24 of a foot (1.27 centimeters).
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20
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British Dictionary definitions for halfinch

half-inch

noun
1.
a measure of length approximately equivalent to 13 millimetres
verb
2.
(slang, old-fashioned) to steal
Word Origin
sense 2: from rhyming slang for pinch to steal
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