Definition of half-handle in English:

half-handle

noun

Australian, NZ
  • A small measure of beer.

    ‘I drank two half-handles in quick succession’
    • ‘I invested in a half-handle of beer as an excuse for establishing myself in a public bar.’
    • ‘He drank two half-handles with the navvy.’
    • ‘He swears he'll never drink another half-handle.’
    • ‘Lounge bars tend to mark their drinks up more (so you may spend 80c on only a half handle).’
    • ‘He sat with a half-handle in front of him and he looked as if he was making it last a good long while.’
    • ‘I went casually into the bar and asked for a half-handle.’