speed-ball

speedball

[speed-bawl]
noun
1.
a game similar to soccer with the chief difference that a player catching the ball on the fly can pass it with the hands.
2.
Slang. any combination of a stimulant and a depressant taken together, especially a mixture of heroin and cocaine or heroin and methamphetamine injected into the bloodstream.
verb (used without object)
3.
Slang. to take a speedball, especially by injection.

Origin:
1940–45; speed + ball1

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speedball (ˈspiːdˌbɔːl)
 
n
slang a mixture of heroin with amphetamine or cocaine

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speedball speed·ball (spēd'bôl')
n.
An intravenous dose of cocaine mixed with heroin or an amphetamine.

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speedball definition


  1. n.
    [in baseball] a fast (pitched) ball. : The pitcher threw a speedball, and I didn't even see it!
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