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half-island Line breaks: half-island

Definition of half-island in English:


1A piece of land almost surrounded by water; a peninsula.
Example sentences
  • He was not concerned that the peninsula was a half-island.
  • The peninsula, in effect a half-island appended to Eurasia, is burdened with geographic features that tend to encourage predatory behavior on the part of the great powers.
  • 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
  • In effect, the half-island's currency will now be controlled by the United States Treasury.
  • Experts reckoned the half-island would need up to $200 million a year in foreign aid for five years.
  • As a small half-island economy, East Timor is characterised by a large traditional sector, producing primarily for subsistence.
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