Highballing



[hahy-bawl] /ˈhaɪˌbɔl/

noun
1.
a drink of whiskey mixed with club soda or ginger ale and served with ice in a tall glass.
2.
Railroads.

3.
Military Slang. a hand salute.
verb (used without object)
4.
Slang. to move at full speed.
verb (used with object)
5.
to signal to (the engineer of a train) to proceed.
/ˈhaɪˌbɔːl/
noun
1.
a long iced drink consisting of a spirit base with water, soda water, etc
2.
(originally in railway use) a signal that the way ahead is clear and one may proceed
verb
3.
(intransitive) to move at great speed
4.
(transitive) to drive (a vehicle) at great speed
n.

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

noun

verb

To speed; rush: A train was thirty yards away, highballing down the track/ One New York distributor highballed 30 trucks through the Holland Tunnel (1925+ Railroad)

[fr the former use of a railroad trackside signal using a two-foot globe, raised or lowered, to instruct the engineer; the military sense fr the use of a railroad conductor’s raised hand or fist as a signal to the engineer to start, the term transferred from the mechanical signal; the drinking sense is probably fr a ball, ”drink of whiskey” in a high glass]

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