- a person who superintends all or part of a railroad yard.
Origin of yardmaster
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Examples from the Web for yardmaster
“Say it,” said the operator gamely, as the yardmaster hesitated.The Mountain Divide
Frank H. Spearman
Then my benefactor, the night yardmaster, and I went to Buffalo proper one day.
Later the night yardmaster, a jovial German, came in and learned of my plight.
The night yardmaster is a general, and he has an army of lesser officers in the field.
The yardmaster of the Northern Pacific was ready there for the news from that rat-a-tap.