Entry from British & World English dictionary
A unit of capacity half as large as a litre.
- Take-home packs of ‘payasams’, made available in reusable plastic jars of half-litre and one litre, are the most sought after at the ‘payasam melas’.
- My hotel - the plush Andel's, via Lastminute.com - sold half-litres of beer for 70 crowns - £1.55.
- This thoroughly modern item features pockets for your mobile phone, not to mention your half-litre of Evian and, while it may have made arch-traditionalists seethe to their sporrans, it got the message through to the target market.
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