[hahy-wey-muh n] /ˈhaɪˌweɪ mən/
noun, plural highwaymen.
(formerly) a holdup man, especially one on horseback, who robbed travelers along a public road.
noun (pl) -men
(formerly) a robber, usually on horseback, who held up travellers
“one who travels the highways with intent to rob people” (often on horseback and thus contrasted to a footpad), 1640s, from highway + man.
noun 1. a state law-enforcement organization whose officers safeguard the highways. 2. a law-enforcement officer or group of officers assigned to patrol a highway.
- Highway ramp
noun See exit ramp
noun 1. robbery committed on a highway against travelers, as by a highwayman. 2. Informal. a price or fee that is unreasonably high; exorbitant charge. noun 1. (informal) blatant overcharging noun phrase An unconscionable price asked by a merchant: Highway robbery is no name for it/ 100 bucks? That’s highway robbery! (1886+) The exaction of […]
noun 1. Often, high wines. Distilling. a distillate containing a high percentage of alcohol.