any of various marine and aquatic animals that are dark above and light-colored or white below, as the , the alewife, certain whitefish, and certain sandpipers.
Informal. a Confederate soldier.
- Graybar land
jargon The place you go while you’re staring at a computer that’s processing something very slowly (while you watch the grey bar creep across the screen). “I was in graybar land for hours, waiting for that CAD rendering”. (1997-04-17)
- Gray bar motel
noun phrase Jail; prison: These days, the Gray Bar Motel is a synonym for ”the bucket,” which means jail [1990s+ Los Angeles police; said to have been the name of the Lincoln Heights police station; a place displaying gray prison bars; earlier terms like Graybar Hotel and Graystone College are found by the 1930s]
[grey-beerd] /ˈgreɪˌbɪərd/ noun 1. Sometimes Disparaging. a man whose beard is gray; old man; sage. 2. . noun A very senior pilot (1970s+ Airline)
noun 1. a small, bushy birch, Betula populifolia, of stony or sandy areas of the eastern U.S., having grayish-white bark and triangular leaves.