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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ At home I made my absurd confession to Barbara, weeping at the dinner table, crying in my highball.
▪ He rushed over and slapped me on the back as I lifted a highball to my lips.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

highball \high"ball`\ (h[imac]"b[add]l`), n.

  1. An alcoholic beverage having a liquor such as whiskey mixed with water or a carbonated beverage, and usually served with ice in a tall glass. [WordNet sense 1]

  2. (Railroads) A railroad track signal permitting the engineer to proceed at full speed.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

type of alcoholic drink, 1898, probably from ball "drink of whiskey;" high because it is served in a tall glass.


n. 1 A cocktail made from spirit plus soda water etc. 2 (context rail transport English) An ''all clear'' or ''full speed ahead'' signal. vb. 1 To make an estimate which tends toward exaggerate. 2 (context slang rare or erroneous English) To move quickly; to hightail.


n. a mixed drink made of alcoholic liquor mixed with water or a carbonated beverage and served in a tall glass

Highball (disambiguation)

Highball is a type of alcoholic drink

Highball may also refer to:


Highball is the name for a family of mixed alcoholic drinks that are composed of an alcoholic base spirit and a larger proportion of a non-alcoholic mixer.

Highball (film)

Highball is a 1997 film directed by Noah Baumbach, co-written by Baumbach, Carlos Jacott, and Christopher Reed. The film is credited as having been directed by "Ernie Fusco" and written by "Jesse Carter" after being disowned by Baumbach.

Usage examples of "highball".

Sonora way I once saw an Alco RSD12, highballing like a bat out of hell.

Collette Lucas murdered her husband, Geral dine charged, by dropping a generous handful of amphetamines into his highball, his fourth of the evening.

From the yard the students were able to see curtains decorated with rickrack, plush sofas, and a sparkly set of highball glasses resting on an endtable.

Apparently the deal was that one of the bettors that bet with Sorkin through Fackelmann was a guy Gately and Fackelmann know only as Eighties Bill, an impeccably groomed guy that wore red suspenders under snazzy Zegna-brand menswear and tortoiseshell specs and Docksiders, an old-fashioned corporate take-overer and asset-plunderer, maybe fifty, with an Exchange Place office and a souvenir FREE MILKEN bumper sticker on his Beamer it was a night of many highballs and much papoosing, and Gately had to keep flicking the top of P.

The ship's swimming pool, solarium, gym, and garden-bar provided me with many a divert­ing hour's worth of entertainment as I pretended to nap with a Wild Turkey highball close at hand, all the while secretly eaves­dropping on what the metapsychic Jeunesse Doree —including Marc himself—was getting up to.

The alsatian dog Highball, still tied to the wheel of the truck, howled miserably, struggling to reach his dead master where he lay in a spreading pool of blood.

When Paynter bent to pick him up, he spilled his highball all over Willie's shirt in a ragged brown stain, and the guffaws of the Caine officers attracted stares from less hilarious groups in the bar.

Beyond Baxter, a cigar in his mouth and a weak highball at his side, the Earl of Emsworth took his ease.

From Fort Lee, it was nothing at all for the big Invidia, green tonight but going to be silver by some time tomorrow, with its new Kentucky license plates firmly in place, to get up onto Interstate 80 and line out for the West, just one more big highballing vehicle among the streams of them, all aglow with running lights in yellow and red and white, rushing through the dark.

In 1992, the Chinese economy was highballing at an annual growth rate of 12.

He got his eyes away from her and he watched his fingers rolling back and forth along the smooth roundness of the highball glass.

Leopardi put both his rather small well-shaped hands down on the table, on either side of a highball glass.

Ingermann rolled the cold highball glass across his forehead after he took his first swallow.

Boris Rivas pushed out of his chair and made his way over to his improvised bar where he sloshed a sizeable drink into a highball glass, adding no mixer to it before knocking it back.

Then he opened his eyes and blinked at the tall highball glass in his hand.