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yardage1

[yahr-dij]
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noun
  1. measurement, or the amount measured in yards; length or extent in yards.
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Origin of yardage1

First recorded in 1875–80; yard1 + -age

yardage2

[yahr-dij]
noun
  1. the use of a yard or enclosure, as in loading or unloading cattle or other livestock at a railroad station.
  2. the charge for such use.
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Origin of yardage2

First recorded in 1860–65; yard2 + -age
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Examples from the Web for yardage

Historical Examples

  • This cost is for the yardage of 60.4 on which forms were actually used.

    Concrete Construction

    Halbert P. Gillette

  • "I don't know a yardage record from a bushel basket," she sighed.

    The Hallowell Partnership

    Katharine Holland Brown

  • Both teams resorted to punting and the Lions gained some yardage.

    Betty Lee, Freshman

    David Goodger (goodger@python.org)

  • Though if you're hunting for a job you might verify the yardage report I left on your desk.

    The Hallowell Partnership

    Katharine Holland Brown

  • Generally the size of the pit is roughly measured, and the yardage figured from this measurement.


British Dictionary definitions for yardage

yardage1

noun
  1. a length measured in yards
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yardage2

noun
  1. the use of a railway yard in the transportation of cattle
  2. the charge for this
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