ale yard

noun

Definition of ale yard

: a tall slender flaring drinking glass used also as a measure for liquids — compare yard of ale

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First Known Use of ale yard

1853, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of ale yard was in 1853

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“Ale yard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ale%20yard. Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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