Definition of halftime
: an intermission between halves of a game or contest (as in football or basketball)
Examples of halftime in a Sentence
The score was tied at halftime.
The coaches discussed strategy during halftime.
Recent Examples of halftime from the Web
Be there. [?] -- Gators Football (@GatorsFB) July 6, 2017 The announcement was met with a predictable response from fans of both teams: Can @GatorsBB have their championship ring ceremony at halftime?
Master P coaches Essence Festival 'Team Hope NOLA' celebrity basketball game During halftime, Silkk the Shocker demonstrated his free throw expertise, with fellow rappers Flight Boy, Kodak Black, and others looking on.
HALFTIME: FC Cincinnati 0, Chicago Fire 0 FC Cincinnati was fighting it all half long, but ultimately accomplished their objective of getting the match against Chicago Fire to half with the score tied.
Batters have their own walk-up music, mascots roam the stands, and every football game offers some kind of halftime attraction to keep ticket buyers interested.
Games of 3-on-3 are played to 60 points, with a break for halftime as soon as the first team hits 30.
San Gabriel held a 30-20 halftime lead, but a regrouped Crescenta Valley stayed close throughout the second half.
To start a five-game Eagles losing streak, Wentz threw a laser into a forest of four Seahawks just before halftime, down nine points, that was picked by Kam Chancellor and killed an important drive.
Fowles took over in the second quarter while scoring 18 of her 26 points to carry the Lynx to a 64-39 halftime lead.
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First Known Use of halftime
HALFTIME Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of halftime for English Language Learners
: the period of rest between the end of the first half and the beginning of the second half in games like football and basketball
HALFTIME Defined for Kids
Definition of halftime for Students
: a period of rest between the halves of a game (as basketball)
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