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yardman

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[ yahrd-muhn ]
/ ˈyɑrd mən /
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noun, plural yard·men.Nautical.
a sailor assigned to the yards of a vessel.
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Origin of yardman

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First recorded in 1885–90; yard1 + -man

Other definitions for yardman (2 of 2)

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[ yahrd-muhn ]
/ ˈyɑrd mən /

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

Origin of yardman

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First recorded in 1815–25; yard2 + -man
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