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A man employed in a yard, especially a railroad yard.
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n, pl -men
1. US a person employed to do various outdoor jobs
2. (Nautical Terms) nautical a sailor of the royal or upper yards
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(ˈyɑrd mən)

n., pl. -men.
1. a person who works in a railroad yard, lumberyard, or the like.
2. a person employed to care for the yard of a house, public building, etc.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.yardman - worker in a railway yard
railroad man, railroader, railway man, railwayman, trainman - an employee of a railroad
2.yardman - a laborer hired to do outdoor work (such as mowing lawns)yardman - a laborer hired to do outdoor work (such as mowing lawns)
laborer, labourer, manual laborer, jack - someone who works with their hands; someone engaged in manual labor
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