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yardman1

[yahrd-muh n] /ˈyɑrd mən/
noun, plural yardmen. Nautical
1.
a sailor assigned to the yards of a vessel.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; yard1 + -man

yardman2

[yahrd-muh n] /ˈyɑrd mən/
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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