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Definition of "highball" []

  • A cocktail served in a tall glass and consisting of liquor, such as whiskey, mixed with water or a carbonated beverage. (noun)
  • A railroad signal indicating full speed ahead. (noun)
  • A high-speed train. (noun)
  • Slang To move ahead at full speed. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "highball" in a sentence
  • "Unless you're climbing so-called highball problems you'll climb unroped and close enought to the ground to be safe to jump off from."
  • "Did Darwyn Cooke come up with the nickname "highball" for Hal Jordan, or was it someone else?"
  • "Similarly, in another study, Philadelphia bartenders were found to pour less liquor into "highball" glasses than they did into tumblers."