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yardman

1
[yahrd-muh n]
noun, plural yard·men. Nautical.
  1. a sailor assigned to the yards of a vessel.
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Origin of yardman

1
First recorded in 1885–90; yard1 + -man

yardman

2
[yahrd-muh n]
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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Origin of yardman

2
First recorded in 1815–25; yard2 + -man
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Historical Examples of yardman

  • Didn't you, when you went over to the railroad yard, talk to some yardman?

    Warren Commission (7 of 26): Hearings Vol. VII (of 15)

    The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy

  • I asked a yardman if he had seen or heard anything during the passing of the President.

    Warren Commission (7 of 26): Hearings Vol. VII (of 15)

    The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy

  • Did the yardman tell you where he thought the noise came from?

    Warren Commission (7 of 26): Hearings Vol. VII (of 15)

    The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy

  • 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