from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A cocktail served in a tall glass and consisting of liquor, such as whiskey, mixed with water or a carbonated beverage.
- n. A railroad signal indicating full speed ahead.
- n. A high-speed train.
- intransitive v. Slang To move ahead at full speed.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A cocktail made from spirit plus soda water etc.
- n. An all clear or full speed ahead signal.
- v. To make an estimate which tends toward exaggeration.
- v. To move quickly; to hightail.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An alcoholic beverage having a liquor such as whiskey mixed with water or a carbonated beverage, and usually served with ice in a tall glass.
- n. A railroad track signal permitting the engineer to proceed at full speed.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A method of settling who shall pay for something, in which the numbered balls that are used in the game of pin-pool are thrown out from a receptacle, the highest ball winning and the lowest paying.
- n. A ‘long drink,’ consisting of a modicum of whisky diluted with club soda or mineral water, and served with cracked ice in a tall glass.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a mixed drink made of alcoholic liquor mixed with water or a carbonated beverage and served in a tall glass
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