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half-mastnoun

uk   /ˌhɑːfˈmɑːst/  us   /ˌhæfˈmæst/ (US also half-staff)
at half-mast A flag that is at half mast has been brought down to a point halfway down the pole as an expression of sadness at someone's death: The flags at Buckingham Palace were all flying at half-mast.
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