half-dollar

noun
half-dol·​lar | \ ˈhaf-ˈdä-lər How to pronounce half-dollar (audio) , 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

noun

English Language Learners Definition of half-dollar

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: a coin that is worth 50 cents
: the sum of 50 cents

half-dollar

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

Kids Definition of half-dollar

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

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