noun (plural halves /hɑːvz/)
- short for half back.
predeterminer , pronoun , & adjective
Old English half, healf, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch half and German halb (adjectives). The earliest meaning of the Germanic base was 'side', also a noun sense in Old English
Change the -f to -ves to make the plurals of nouns that end in a consonant or a single vowel plus -f or -fe: (halves).