yardage

1 [yahr-dij]
noun
measurement, or the amount measured in yards; length or extent in yards.

Origin:
1875–80; yard1 + -age

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yardage

2 [yahr-dij]
noun
1.
the use of a yard or enclosure, as in loading or unloading cattle or other livestock at a railroad station.
2.
the charge for such use.

Origin:
1860–65; yard2 + -age

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yardage1 (ˈjɑːdɪdʒ)
 
n
a length measured in yards

yardage2 (ˈjɑːdɪdʒ)
 
n
1.  the use of a railway yard in the transportation of cattle
2.  the charge for this

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In a nutshell, it ascribes a relative value to yardage gained.
Sees the holes develop and can gain the tough yardage when the lanes are
  clogged by using his leg drive.
Holds onto the ball and can gain yardage after the catch.
Capable scrambler who isn't afraid to try to manufacture positive yardage on
  his own.
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