Pronunciation: (haf'tīm", häf'-), [key]
1. the period indicating completion of half the time allowed for an activity, as for a football or basketball game or an examination.
2. Sports.the intermission or rest period between the two halves of a football, basketball, or other game, during which spectators are often entertained by baton twirling, marching bands, or the like.
pertaining to or taking place during a halftime: The football fans were treated to a halftime exhibition by the marching band. Also,half'-time".
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