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half-island

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Definition of half-island in English:

noun

1A piece of land almost surrounded by water; a peninsula.
Example sentences
  • They fixed on island or half-island sites where they could be free from interference.
  • He has chosen to ferry his men by sea, to the ragged half-island between the York and the James.
  • The country consists of a large, mountainous island (half-island, actually), much longer than it is wide.
1.1A piece of land made up of half or part of an island.
Example sentences
  • Previously the half island had been a neglected backwater lacking industry, basic infrastructure or services.
  • The half island with a population of just 800,000 people is one of the most impoverished countries in the world.
  • They eventually were allowed into the half-island and moved in with their grandmother who lived there.

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