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toby (plural tobies)

  1. A drinking mug, in the shape of a human head with a hat atop.
  2. (Britain, New Zealand) The valve that mediates the connection between a mains water-supply and a premises's own plumbing.
  3. The road or highway.
    • 1931, Eric Blair (the real name of George Orwell), "Hop-picking" in The New Statesman of 17th October 1931.
      It is no wonder that itinerant agricultural workers travel on the toby and sleep in casual wards between jobs.
  4. (US, dated, regional) A kind of inferior cigar of a long slender shape, tapered at one end.
  5. The Moorish idol, Zanclus cornutus
  6. Any of several species of pufferfish in the genus Canthigaster

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