highball (plural highballs)

  1. A cocktail made from a spirit plus soda water etc.
  2. (rail transport) An all clear or full speed ahead signal.
  3. (climbing) A very high bouldering problem, often with a hard landing.
    • 2014, EpicTV.com
      Austrian all rounder Alex Luger climbs what he describes as a highball boulder problem and what most people would call a solo.

highball (highballs, present participle highballing; past and past participle highballed)

  1. To make an estimate which tends toward exaggeration.
    Antonyms: lowball
    If we highball the price, it comes out to $240. If we lowball it, it's closer to $200.
  2. (US, slang, possibly, dated) To move quickly; to hightail.
    • 1959, Steam's Finest Hour, edited by David P. Morgan, Kalmbach Publishing Co. (photo caption):
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