1. noun
a) A cocktail made from spirit plus soda water etc.
b) An all clear or full speed ahead signal.
2. verb
a) To make an estimate which tends toward exaggeration.

If we highball the price, it comes out to $240. If we lowball it, its closer to $200.

b) To move quickly; to hightail.

Wikipedia foundation.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • highball — ☆ highball [hī′bôl΄ ] n. [ HIGHBALL sense 1 < ? HIGH + ball, bartender s slang for “whiskey glass”: infl. ? by the v.] 1. liquor, usually whiskey or brandy, mixed with water, soda water, ginger ale, etc. and served with ice in a tall glass 2.… …   English World 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] [WordNet 1.5] 2. (Railroads) A railroad track… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • highball — type of alcoholic drink, 1898, probably from ball drink of whiskey; high because it is served in a tall glass …   Etymology dictionary

  • highball — N. Amer. ► NOUN ▪ a long drink consisting of a spirit and a mixer such as soda, served with ice. ► VERB informal ▪ travel fast …   English terms dictionary

  • Highball — A highball is the name for a family of mixed drinks that are composed of an alcoholic base spirit and a larger proportion of a non alcoholic mixer. Originally, the most common highball was made with rye whiskey and ginger ale.… …   Wikipedia

  • Highball — Ein klassischer Highball: Gin and Tonic Highball ist eine Bezeichnung für Cocktails beziehungsweise Longdrinks, die in erster Linie zum Durststillen und Erfrischen dienen. Die Basisspirituose wird hierbei immer mit Soda oder einem anderen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Highball — High|ball 〈[haıbɔ:l] m. 6〉 mit Mineralwasser verdünnter Whiskey od. Likör [engl. amerikan., eigtl. „hoher Ball“, auch „schneller Zug“, urspr. Bez. für einen an einer Stange befestigten Metallball, der Zügen freie Durchfahrt signalisierte] * * *… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • highball — n. type of drink to make, mix a highball * * * [ haɪbɔːl] mix a highball [ type of drink ] to make …   Combinatory dictionary

  • highball — UK [ˈhaɪˌbɔːl] / US [ˈhaɪˌbɔl] noun [countable] Word forms highball : singular highball plural highballs mainly American an alcoholic drink made by mixing whisky with water or soda, usually served in a tall glass …   English dictionary

  • Highball — High|ball [ haibɔ:l] der; s, s <aus gleichbed. engl. amerik. highball> ↑Longdrink auf der Basis von Whisky mit zerkleinerten Eisstücken, Zitronenschale u. anderen Zusätzen …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.