Definition of yard of ale in English:

yard of ale

Syllabification: yard of ale


  • 1The amount of ale or beer (typically two to three pints) held by a narrow glass about a yard high.
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    • For birthdays, no celebration is complete without the downing of the yard of ale.
    • There is still enough dance space to swing to and enough seating space to sidle up to the off fraulein and offer her a sip of your yard of ale.
    • The kind of spellbinding tale that goes down well with several yards of ale and of the genre that can often be heard in our local Shenanigans.
  • 1.1A narrow glass about a yard high for drinking ale or beer.
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    • I know that in most pubs offering yards of ale, the trick is to drink the tubular tipple without spilling brew all over oneself, but at that price I was not prepared to experiment, and no-one in the lunchtime crowd seemed tempted either.
    • A Yard of Ale will typically hold two or three pints of ale, (never lager!).

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