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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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The cafe is in the former site of fried chicken restaurant Yardbird.
Clockwise from top middle, with Led Zeppelin at Madison Square Garden in '77; in London's Selmer guitar showroom in '63-'64; as a Yardbird in '68; onstage in Newcastle circa 1972; backstage at Madison Square Garden with engineer Eddie Kramer in 1973.
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.
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.
Yardbird, Berry Street Inspired by the American deep south, Yardbird offers two chocolatey shakes to satisfy your Chocolate Day cravings.
BEAT CITY BIG BAND SESSION: The Yardbird, Paradise Place, Birmingham.
In addition to the main stage, where the Arkestra headlines on Saturday and Courtney on Sunday, there is a second music stage hosted by the Yardbird on Saturday and Birmingham Jazz on Sunday, while a small third stage will be offering a range of poets and speakers.
He seems well in himself but Noel Meade's Charlie Yardbird should be hard to beat.
LIVERPOOL is about to get a new secret bar from the team behind Motel Bar, Yardbird and Deathrow Diner.