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(Military) military US an inexperienced, untrained, or clumsy soldier, esp one employed on menial duties



n. Slang.
1. an army recruit.
2. a soldier assigned to cleaning the grounds or other menial tasks as punishment.
3. a convict; prisoner.
[1940–45, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.yardbird - a military recruit who is assigned menial tasks
military recruit, recruit - a recently enlisted soldier
2.yardbird - a person serving a sentence in a jail or prisonyardbird - a person serving a sentence in a jail or prison
lifer - a prisoner serving a term of life imprisonment
captive, prisoner - a person who is confined; especially a prisoner of war
trusty - a convict who is considered trustworthy and granted special privileges
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In a flash of inspiration I decided we should head to the (relatively) newbie on the street - Yardbird.
uk Back to today (Thursday) and guitarist Gareth Fowler is presenting a new band and new compositions at the Yardbird Jazz Club.
The former session player and leadguitarist has strong links with Jeff Beck, recording a couple of albums with the former Yardbird.
JOCKEY Paul Carberry had a lucky escape from serious injury when hurting his knee in a crashing fall from the front-running Charlie Yardbird in the Athboy Hurdle.
PAUL CARBERRY was stretchered off the course at Navan yesterday after suffering a leg injury in a fall from Charlie Yardbird three out in the Athboy Hurdle, writes Tony O'Hehir.
Installed in the museum, Yardbird Suite, 1993, consisted of saplings and young trees, formerly piled by the side of a road, that Hammons replanted in cement.
Let saxophones shout that Yardbird has flown, flown to Kansas City.
The derelict Whitehouse, on the corner of Berry Street and Duke Street, near the city centre, has been transformed into Yardbird - after years of debate about what should happen to the famous landmark.
BEAT CITY BIG BAND SESSION: The Yardbird, Paradise Place, Birmingham.
He seems well in himself but Noel Meade's Charlie Yardbird should be hard to beat.
Disc 1 presents Clapton as a Yardbird and also backing blues legend Sonny Boy Williamson.
CHARLIE YARDBIRD was expected to win the bumper at Cork a fortnight ago, but someone else hadn't read the script.