Yard-of-ale

Yard-of-ale

A type of English ale glass with a trumpet-shaped mouth, a long and narrow neck, and a small globular body. These glasses were often one yard (three feet) long. They contained about one pint and functioned like trick glasses. The yard-of-ale came into use in the 1680s and continued into the 19th century.

Alternate Spellings: 
yard-of-ales
yard of ale
yard of ales