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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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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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Given the chronic staff shortages in the late imperial police force, municipal authorities relied on yardmen and night watchmen to inform on, and sometimes even detain, suspected criminals.
I conducted hearing tests on 12 support staff--the refuse centre manager, office/administration staff, rubbish truck drivers, workshop yardmen and groundsmen.
DUP councillor and former lord mayor of Belfast Gavin Robinson laid a wreath at The Yardmen sculpture on the Newtownards Road.
He was propositioned by yardmen and car-knockers; he went about freezing and filthy and starving; he carried a bag with clean shirts, underwear, and a six-inch bowie knife.
Encouraged by the victory of the dockworkers, the company's yardmen requested a raise to 5V4d.
On behalf of NRMCA member producer, Mississippi-based MMC Materials, David Bosarge, vice president-Safety & Environmental, cites his company's annual quantitative industrial hygiene evaluation of yardmen, drivers and plant operators.
The MWA Award included two scales of payments: one for labourers/strikers and yardmen (the unskilled); and one for machinists, furnacemen and assemblers (the semi-skilled).
Amongst the male inmates, one was employed as a rough carpenter; two as shoemakers; one as a painter; one as a tinsmith; one as a tailor; one as a barber; one as a cooper; two as cooks; one as a gatekeeper; twenty-one as mess-room cleaners, wardsmen, and yardmen; tour as cleaners of day-room, bath-room, wash-house, and closets; ten as oakum pickers; twenty-nine as agricultural labourers; and, eighty were described as incapable of work.
The ship set sail from Urla town of the Aegean province of Izmir with 20 rowers, three yardmen, and 25 crew members on June 8, 2009 within the scope of "Izmir-Foca-Marseille/A Journey into History" project of the association.
Guidelines for the safe design and operation of cranes were not yet in place, and the high incidence of injuries to dockworkers, railroad yardmen, and factory workers was of concern to a variety of organizations, including the Locomotive Crane Manufacturers Association and the Association of Iron and Steel Electrical Engineers, as well as to the U.S.
On July 15, 1937, Prairie View added a residential program for African American boys, designed to "prepare the youths for employment as chauffeurs, house boys, gardeners, yardmen, or building service workers." (64) This undertaking offered hands-on training in farming, construction, and general carpentry, at roughly the same rates of pay accorded to the girls.