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half-mast

half-mast

pronunciation:
haef maest
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: a point midway up a ship's mast, at which the flag is flown to signal distress or as a symbol of mourning.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: half-masted, half-masting, half-masts
definition: to position (a flag) halfway up the mast.
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