half-dollar

noun half-dol·lar \ ˈhaf-ˈdä-lər , ˈhäf- \

Definition of half-dollar

1 : a coin representing one half of a dollar
2 : the sum of 50 cents

First Known Use of half-dollar

1786

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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HALF-DOLLAR Defined for English Language Learners

half-dollar

Definition of half-dollar for English Language Learners

  • : a coin that is worth 50 cents

  • : the sum of 50 cents


HALF-DOLLAR Defined for Kids

half-dollar

noun half-dol·lar \ ˈhaf-ˈdä-lər , ˈhäf- \

Definition of half-dollar for Students

1 : a coin representing 50 cents
2 : the sum of 50 cents

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