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(Military) military US an inexperienced, untrained, or clumsy soldier, esp one employed on menial duties
1. an army recruit.
2. a soldier assigned to cleaning the grounds or other menial tasks as punishment.
3. a convict; prisoner.
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|Noun||1.||yardbird - a military recruit who is assigned menial tasks|
|2.||yardbird - a person serving a sentence in a jail or prison|
lifer - a prisoner serving a term of life imprisonment
trusty - a convict who is considered trustworthy and granted special privileges