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Definition of half-mast noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

half-mast

 noun
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at half-mast
 
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(of a flag) flown at the middle of the mast as a sign of respect for an important person who has just died Flags were flown at half-mast on the day of his funeral.
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