Definition of half mast in English:
1The position of a flag which is being flown some way below the top of its staff as a mark of respect for a person who has died: each club flew its flag at half mast
More example sentences
- A council spokesman said: ‘We will be asking employees to observe the three minutes silence and we will have our flags at half mast as marks of respect.’
- At the plant, which remained closed yesterday, two orange TCL flags were flown at half mast, as a mark of respect for the two lives which were lost.
- Flags were flying at half mast as a mark of respect for the Duke of Norfolk who died two days ago at the age of 86, the Arundel ground being part of the Duke's estate.
Definition of half mast in:
- US English dictionary
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