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yard-of-ale

[yahrd-uh v-eyl] /ˈyɑrd əvˈeɪl/
noun
1.
a trumpet-shaped glass about 3 feet (1 meter) long with a bulb at the closed end, for serving ale or beer.
2.
the amount contained in such a glass.
Also called aleyard, yard.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90
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British Dictionary definitions for yard of ale

yard of ale

noun
1.
the beer or ale contained in a narrow horn-shaped drinking glass, usually about one yard long and holding between two and three pints
2.
such a drinking glass itself
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