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halftime

[haf-tahym, hahf-] /ˈhæfˌtaɪm, ˈhɑf-/
noun
1.
the period indicating completion of half the time allowed for an activity, as for a football or basketball game or an examination.
2.
Sports. the intermission or rest period between the two halves of a football, basketball, or other game, during which spectators are often entertained by baton twirling, marching bands, or the like.
adjective
3.
pertaining to or taking place during a halftime:
The football fans were treated to a halftime exhibition by the marching band.
Also, half-time.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; half + time
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  • It was halftime and the screen above us was endlessly replaying two incidents.
  • Follow it all from pre-game, to kickoff, to halftime show to the victory celebration.
  • Throughout the day there will be special performances and halftime events.

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