half-built

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From half- +‎ built

AdjectiveEdit

half-built (not comparable)

  1. Only partially built; not finished or completed.
    • 2012, Andrew Martin, Underground Overground: A passenger's history of the Tube, Profile Books, →ISBN, page 122:
      In 1901 the Great Northern cancelled its agreement with the backers of the Big Tube, by which time the latter was half-built, and its big tunnels looked like a grandiose folly, since it would now not be allowed running rights into Finsbury Park main-line station.

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