from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To pull or hoist with a tackle.
  • intransitive verb To hoist.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Nautical, to haul with tackle.
  • noun Same as boose.
  • noun Same as booze.
  • noun In mining, ore mixed with veinstone; second-class ore, which must undergo further preparation before going to the smelter.
  • Same as booze, which is now the usual form.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Drink, esp. alcoholic drink; also, a carouse; a booze.
  • intransitive verb To drink immoderately; to carouse; to booze. See booze.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb nautical To haul or hoist (something) with a tackle.
  • noun obsolete drink, especially alcoholic drink
  • noun obsolete a carouse; a booze

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

  • verb haul with a tackle


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

[Origin unknown.]


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