- a sailor assigned to the yards of a vessel.
Origin of yardman1
Origin of yardman2
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Examples from the Web for yardman
Didn't you, when you went over to the railroad yard, talk to some yardman?
I asked a yardman if he had seen or heard anything during the passing of the President.
Did the yardman tell you where he thought the noise came from?
More than that, she made herself a heroine to every yardman in sight, and strengthened the new administration incalculably.The Daughter of a Magnate
Frank H. Spearman
One look into their faces, aided by the flare of a yardman's lantern, and the fellow turned tail and fled, shouting as he did so.Truxton King
George Barr McCutcheon