half-moon

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half-moon

1. the moon at first or last quarter when half its face is illuminated
2. the time at which a half-moon occurs
3. Anatomy a nontechnical name for lunula

half-moon

[′haf ‚mün]
(astronomy)
The moon as seen in the first quarter and the last quarter.

half-moon

A roughly crescent-shaped fortification outwork. Also see ravelin.