yard-man

yardman

1 [yahrd-muhn]
noun, plural yardmen. Nautical.
a sailor assigned to the yards of a vessel.

Origin:
1885–90; yard1 + -man

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yardman

2 [yahrd-muhn]
noun, plural yardmen.
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.

Origin:
1815–25; yard2 + -man

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