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Definition of "half-dollar" [half-dollar]

  • A U.S. silver coin worth 50 cents. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "half-dollar" in a sentence
  • "Second graders are forced to solve worksheet problems concerning half-dollar coins even if you can't remember the last time you saw one in circulation and the chincy manipulative kit does not include them."
  • "Matt Roush: Leigh, that was more like a shiny half-dollar."
  • "He looks in good form, has a half-dollar size mark on his cheek with staples and stitches -- all covered with some kind of silver ointment."