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halftime

noun half·time \-ˌtīm\

: the period of rest between the end of the first half and the beginning of the second half in games like football and basketball

Full Definition of HALFTIME

:  an intermission between halves of a game or contest (as in football or basketball)

Examples of HALFTIME

  1. The score was tied at halftime.
  2. The coaches discussed strategy during halftime.

First Known Use of HALFTIME

1871

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