Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To pull or hoist with a tackle.
  • intransitive v. To hoist.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. drink, especially alcoholic drink
  • n. a carouse; a booze
  • v. To haul or hoist (something) with a tackle.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Drink, esp. alcoholic drink; also, a carouse; a booze.
  • intransitive v. To drink immoderately; to carouse; to booze. See booze.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as booze, which is now the usual form.
  • Nautical, to haul with tackle.
  • n. Same as booze.
  • n. In mining, ore mixed with veinstone; second-class ore, which must undergo further preparation before going to the smelter.
  • n. Same as boose.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. haul with a tackle

Etymologies

Origin unknown.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

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  • I also bought a basic brown pants suit with a blue bouse, and I already owned a basic black pants suit, and I bought a bright pink top to go underneath it.

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  • Tokyo Nicholas found Tanzan Nangi in a back room of Kisoko's town bouse.

    Second Skin

  • The room was changed so completely that it was suddenly unfamiliar to her, as if she had walked into the bouse of a stranger.

    The Hand of Chaos

  • I thought it was strange, because no one's living in the main bouse, and curb parking isn't allowed on Goodwinter Boulevard, you know.

    The Cat Who Moved A Mountain

  • The bouse of the god - the full horror of the phrase filled his mind.

    The Conan Chronicles

  • Of the hands, only Ed Lee, Bill Davis, and Carlos Padilla had made it to the bouse. with the family, and not before a bullet smashed Ed's left arm.

    The Boat of a Million Years

  • On the other side lay Jesse Lyndon's land, but his bouse was to the north, hidden from this by its own patch of woods.

    The Boat of a Million Years

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