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

  • n. Chiefly British A highboy.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A tall chest of drawers, or combination of chest on chest, or chest with a small wardrobe on top. Usually with low bracket feet but always resulting in a tall piece of furniture.
  • n. A tall can of beer, either 16 ounces or one half litre.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A kind of long-stemmed wineglass or cup.
  • n. A piece of household furniture common in the eighteenth century, usually in two separate parts, with larger drawers above and smaller ones below and raised on legs fifteen inches or more in height; -- called also highboy.
  • n. A long sheet-metal pipe for a chimney top.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Another name for a high-boy, a high chest of drawers. See high-boy, 2.
  • n. A high-stemmed wineglass, generally large and showy, differing from a standing cup in having no cover and in being actually used on the table.

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

  • n. a tall chest of drawers divided into two sections and supported on four legs


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  • While I'm by no means a snob in socio-economic matters - I myself am one Stag tallboy and a quart jug of Kool-ickles away from the stereotype of the trailer park lifestyle - the condition of the neighborhood was one of the primary reasons why we moved.

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  • Carl finished a tallboy and piled his change into silvery stacks: seventeen quarters, enough for both the jukebox and dryers.

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  • Beer can go high or low; we can gather 'round a six-pack, or something special brought up from the cellar; we can knock it back in a tallboy, or savor it in a snifter.

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  • Or, order a can from the chalkboard menu behind the bar: your options include a PBR tallboy, a 21st Amendment Back in Black and a pint-sized can of Strongbow cider.

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  • The bag in her hand, she began walking about the drawing room, opening a tallboy, lifting the lid of a Chinese chest, pulling out a drawer in a console table.


  • He went downstairs, which he seldom did before he was dressed, and in the drawing room, from the fifth drawer down in a tallboy of tiny drawers, opened a fresh pack of Chocorange, put one in his mouth and another in his dressing-gown pocket.


  • Forget about grabbing a tallboy and swigging it from a brown paper bag in downtown Doha, Qatar's capital and host of the 2022 World Cup; no booze in public.

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  • Darlene danced and clapped and sipped from a Schlitz tallboy on the ground beneath Gracie.

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  • I'm pouring some of my PBR tallboy out for you, homie.

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  • Plus, on Saturday morning G zipped into town to pick up a secondhand piece of furniture – a tallboy -- that I had on hold.

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