Half-mast meaning

hăfmăst, häfmäst
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The position about halfway up a mast or pole at which a flag is flown as a symbol of mourning for the dead or as a signal of distress.
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To place (a flag) halfway up a mast or pole.
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To fly (a flag) at half-mast.
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The lowered position, half the height of a mast, at which a flag is flown when expressing respect for the dead.
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The lowered position, half the height of a mast, at which a flag is flown when mourning, especially expressing respect for the dead.
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The position of a flag lowered about halfway down a mast, staff, etc., esp. as a sign of mourning.
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