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A man employed in a yard, especially a railroad yard.


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


(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.
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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Alongside the exhibition Compton Verney has invited the public to submit its own examples of folk art, and the most remarkable find has been a collection of around 250 ballpoint drawings made by Albert H Barnett while working as a yardman at a Birmingham gasworks in the 1970s.