(formerly) an annual dinner or party given by an employer for employees.
a celebration or festive occasion, especially when a meal is provided.
The way some of the members of the Four-in-hand Club load their coaches on parade reminds me of a beanfeast!’
Phantom Fortune, A Novel M. E. Braddon
“This is going to be a beanfeast, I can see,” smiled the captive.
Love and the Ironmonger F. J. (Frederick John) Randall
“Look too much as if we were out for a beanfeast, my boy,” objected his father.
In Brief Authority F. Anstey
I turn and see a number of men sitting inside and looking almost as cheerful as a beanfeast in Epping Forest.
War and the Future H. G. Wells
noun (Brit, informal)
an annual dinner given by employers to employees
any festive or merry occasion
peashooter. Historical Examples The boy who snickered this time had cause to regret it, for Mr. Crow arrested him half an hour later for carrying a bean-shooter. The Daughter of Anderson Crow George Barr McCutcheon noun A small-caliber pistol; popgun (1940s+)
- Beanbag chair
a small cloth bag filled with dried beans, as for tossing in various children’s games. any such game. any similar bag used as a cushion or support, as the base for an ashtray, etc. Also called beanbag chair. a large, soft, frameless chair resembling a beanbag, typically a clothlike plastic shell, filled with plastic chips, […]
- Beanbag gun
noun a gun that fires a fabric bag containing lead shot, designed to stun or knock the target to the ground
beanball noun A baseball pitch that hits or nearly hits the batter’s head and is sometimes used to intimidate the batter: Mr Bender places much reliance on the bean ball (1900+) Historical Examples Rick realized the professor had chosen an apt simile when he said beanball. The Pirates of Shan Harold Leland Goodwin