Yardman

/ˈjɑːdmən/

Origin

First recorded in 1885–90; yard1 + -man (Source: dictionary.com)

Definitions of Yardman

Yardman

noun

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

dictionary.com

Yardman

noun

  1. A person working in a railway or timber yard.
  2. A person who does various outdoor jobs.

lexico.com

Yardman

noun

  1. : a person employed to do outdoor work (such as mowing lawns)
  2. : a person who works in the yard of a commercial establishment
  3. : a railroad hand employed in yard service

merriam-webster.com

Example sentences for Yardman

  1. Another young fellow brought out a typewriting machine; he is now yardman at a Suva hotel.
  2. Did the yardman tell you where he thought the noise came from?
  3. "The town's been full of 'em since noon yesterday," said a yardman to Ben, in answer to his question.
  4. The remark had come from the yardman, not Mr. Carmichael himself, who had appeared too stunned to think of anything but his son.
  5. I asked a yardman if he had seen or heard anything during the passing of the President.

Nearby words

yardarm , yardbird , yardie , yarding , yardland , yardmaster , yardstick , yare , yaren , yark

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