yardman
noun Date: circa 1825 1. a person employed to do outdoor work (as mowing lawns) 2. a person who works in the yard of a commercial establishment; especially one who supervises the handling of building materials in a lumberyard 3. a railroad hand employed in yard service

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  • yardman — [yärd′man΄, yärd′mən] n. pl. yardmen [yärd′men΄, yärd′mən] a person who works in a yard, esp. a railroad yard …   English World dictionary

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  • yardman — noun /ˈyɑrdmən/ a) Worker in a railway yard. b) A laborer hired to do outdoor work …   Wiktionary

  • yardman — Synonyms and related words: baggage man, bakehead, brakeman, brakie, butcher, conductor, dispatcher, fireman, footplate man, guard, lineman, porter, railroad man, railroader, redcap, smoke agent, stationmaster, stoker, switchman, trainboy,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • yardman — yard·man || jÉ‘rdmÉ™n / jɑːd n. one who works on the railroad …   English contemporary dictionary

  • yardman — noun (plural yardmen) 1》 a person working in a railway or timber yard. 2》 US a person who does various outdoor jobs …   English new terms dictionary

  • yardman — yard·man …   English syllables

  • yardman — yard•man [[t]ˈyɑrd mən[/t]] n. pl. men 1) cvb a person who works in a railroad yard, lumberyard, or the like 2) cvb a person employed to care for the yard of a house, public building, etc • Etymology: 1815–25 …   From formal English to slang

  • yardman — /ˈjadmən/ (say yahdmuhn) noun (plural yardmen) 1. a general assistant in a hotel. 2. Also, yardsman. a man employed to work in the yard of a business, factory, school, private house, etc., to keep the grounds clean and tidy. 3. a man employed to… …   Australian English dictionary

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