- half board
: a maneuver of luffing a boat sailing close-hauled so that it shoots into the wind but before it has quite lost headway of putting the helm up again and letting the boat fill away on the same tack
* * *demi-pension (def. 1).[1970-75]
* * *half board noun1. (in hotels, etc) the providing of bed, breakfast and one main meal per day, demi-pension2. A manoeuvre by which a sailing-ship gains distance to windward by luffing up into the wind (nautical)• • •Main Entry: ↑half
* * *an arrangement in which you stay in a hotel and have breakfast and an evening meal there, but not lunchThesaurus: services in hotels and guest houseshyponymSee also: full board
* * *a type of accommodation at a hotel, etc. that includes breakfast and an evening meal
Useful english dictionary. 2012.