hellbender(redirected from the hellbender)
1. A very large aquatic salamander found in the US. Molly started screaming when she spotted a hellbender in the water.
2. slang An outing or period of time during which one consumes large quantities of alcohol. A: "And how are you feeling this morning?" B: "Awful. Oh man, I haven't had a hellbender like that since college!"
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1. n. a drinking bout. (Use caution with hell. Hellbender is also the name of a large salamander.) Jed is off on another of his hellbenders.
2. n. a heavy drinker; a drunkard. (The bender refers to bending the elbow with a drink in hand. Use caution with hell.) Willy is a hellbender from way back.
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