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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 of yardman1
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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  • You see, Dr. yardman called the coroner, as soon as he arrived, but Mr. Goode was here already.

    Murder in the Gunroom Henry Beam Piper
  • Didn't you, when you went over to the railroad yard, talk to some yardman?

    Warren Commission (7 of 26): Hearings Vol. VII (of 15) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
  • I asked a yardman if he had seen or heard anything during the passing of the President.

    Warren Commission (7 of 26): Hearings Vol. VII (of 15) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
  • Did the yardman tell you where he thought the noise came from?

    Warren Commission (7 of 26): Hearings Vol. VII (of 15) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
  • "The town's been full of 'em since noon yesterday," said a yardman to Ben, in answer to his question.

    To The Front Charles King
  • More than that, she made herself a heroine to every yardman in sight, and strengthened the new administration incalculably.

    The Daughter of a Magnate Frank H. Spearman
  • One look into their faces, aided by the flare of a yardman's lantern, and the fellow turned tail and fled, shouting as he did so.

    Truxton King George Barr McCutcheon
  • Another young fellow brought out a typewriting machine; he is now yardman at a Suva hotel.

    The Call Of The South Louis Becke
  • A yardman let us in on the spur at the end of the headquarters building, and the boss was off in half a jiffy.

    The Wreckers Francis Lynde
  • The remark had come from the yardman, not Mr. Carmichael himself, who had appeared too stunned to think of anything but his son.

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