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highball

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noun high·ball \ˈhī-ˌbȯl\

Simple Definition of highball

  • : a drink of alcoholic liquor mixed with water or another liquid and served in a tall glass

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of highball

  1. 1 :  an iced drink containing liquor (as whiskey) and water or a carbonated beverage (as ginger ale) and served in a tall glass

  2. 2 :  a railroad signal for a train to proceed at full speed

1895

First Known Use of highball

1895


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highball

verb high·ball

Definition of highball

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to go at full or high speed <a highballing express train>



Examples of highball in a sentence

  1. <trying to make up for lost time, the train just highballed through the station without stopping>



1912

First Known Use of highball

1912


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