yard-of-ale

yard-of-ale

[yahrd-uhv-eyl]
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:
1885–90

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