yard-of-ale

[ yahrd-uh v-eyl ]
/ ˈyɑrd əvˈeɪl /

noun

a trumpet-shaped glass about 3 feet (1 meter) long with a bulb at the closed end, for serving ale or beer.
the amount contained in such a glass.

Origin of yard-of-ale

First recorded in 1885–90
Also called aleyard, yard.
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