Definitions for half-time
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an intermission between the first and second half of a game
involving half the standard or customary time for an activity
"he had two years of half-time training"
for less than the standard number of hours
"he works part-time"
of, or relating to half time
the half-time whistle
In some team sports such as association football and rugby, matches are played in two halves. Half-time is the name given to the interval between the two halves of the match. Typically, after half-time teams swap ends of the field of play, in order to reduce any advantage that may be gained from wind or a slope to the pitch, for example. While it exists mainly to allow competitors to rest briefly and recover from the play of the first half, half-time also serves a number of other purposes. It also serves as an intermission for spectators, which often feature entertainment, such as cheerleading performances, tifos, performances by school marching bands, or concerts featuring popular music acts. On games that are broadcast on television and radio, it also provides broadcasters with an opportunity to give a recap of the first half of the game, air highlights of other games in progress, air commercials and other advertisements, provide analysis on the game, or air game-related festivities.
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