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yardmaster

[yahrd-mas-ter, -mah-ster]
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noun
  1. a person who superintends all or part of a railroad yard.
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Origin of yardmaster

First recorded in 1870–75; yard2 + master
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for yardmaster

Historical Examples

  • “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.

    My Life

    Josiah Flynt

  • Later the night yardmaster, a jovial German, came in and learned of my plight.

    My Life

    Josiah Flynt

  • The night yardmaster is a general, and he has an army of lesser officers in the field.

    The Modern Railroad

    Edward Hungerford

  • The yardmaster of the Northern Pacific was ready there for the news from that rat-a-tap.

    The Modern Railroad

    Edward Hungerford