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yardman

1

[ yahrd-muhn ]

noun

, Nautical.
, plural yard·men.
  1. a sailor assigned to the yards yard of a vessel.


yardman

2

[ yahrd-muhn ]

noun

, plural yard·men.
  1. a person who works in a railroad yard, boatyard, lumberyard, or the like.
  2. a person employed to care for the yard of a house, public building, etc., as by mowing the lawn and trimming shrubbery.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of yardman1

First recorded in 1885–90; yard 1 + -man

Origin of yardman2

First recorded in 1815–25; yard 2 + -man

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Example Sentences

A yardman let us in on the spur at the end of the headquarters building, and the boss was off in half a jiffy.

You see, Dr. Yardman called the coroner, as soon as he arrived, but Mr. Goode was here already.

The remark had come from the yardman, not Mr. Carmichael himself, who had appeared too stunned to think of anything but his son.

"The town's been full of 'em since noon yesterday," said a yardman to Ben, in answer to his question.

More than that, she made herself a heroine to every yardman in sight, and strengthened the new administration incalculably.

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