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highball

high·ball

highball

 
pronunciation:
haI bawl
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: an alcoholic drink containing liquor and a mixer such as water, soda, or the like.
definition 2: a signal to a train engineer to start or proceed at full speed.
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: highballed, highballing, highballs
definition 1: to signal (the operator of a train) permission to start or proceed at full speed.
definition 2: (informal) to go at high speed.