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highball

noun high·ball \ ˈhī-ˌbȯl \
|Updated on: 22 Jun 2018

Definition of highball

1 : an iced drink containing liquor (such as whiskey) and water or a carbonated beverage (such as ginger ale) and served in a tall glass
2 : a railroad signal for a train to proceed at full speed

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First Known Use of highball

1894

in the meaning defined at sense 2

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highball

verb

Definition of highball

highballed; highballing; highballs
: 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

First Known Use of highball

1911

in the meaning defined above

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Definition of highball for English Language Learners

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



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