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speedball

noun speed·ball \ ˈspēd-ˌbȯl \

Definition of speedball

1 slang : a dose of cocaine mixed with heroin or morphine or an amphetamine and usually taken by injection
2 : a game which resembles soccer but in which a ball caught in the air may be passed with the hands and in which a score is made by kicking or heading the ball between the goalposts or by a successful forward pass over the goal line
3 : one that is outstandingly fast

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First Known Use of speedball

1905


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speedball

verb

Definition of speedball

intransitive verb
slang
: to take a speedball especially by injection

First Known Use of speedball

1970


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