[ noun ] (sport) the first of two halves of play
Used in print(Chicago Daily Tribune...)
True , the pattern and flow of the drama have strong literary qualities that are a_bit wearisome in the first_half , before Don_Quixote goes to the duke 's court .(Chester G. Starr, The Origins of Greek Civili...)
The pottery of the first_half of the eighth century is commonly called Ripe_Geometric .