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half–mast

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half–mast/ˈhæfˈmæst/
British/ˈhɑːfˈmɑːst/noun
half–mast
/ˈhæfˈmæst/British/ˈhɑːfˈmɑːst/
noun
Learner's definition of HALF–MAST  
[noncount]
: the position in the middle of a mast or pole
◊ A flag is flown at half-mast or lowered to half-mast to show respect for a person who has died.
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