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a. An untrained military recruit.
b. A soldier confined to a restricted area or assigned menial tasks as a punishment.
2. A convict; a prisoner.
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|Noun||1.||yard bird - a military recruit who is assigned menial tasks|
|2.||yard bird - 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
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