Definition of yardman in English:


Line breaks: yard|man
Pronunciation: /ˈjɑːdmən

noun (plural yardmen)

  • 1A person working in a railway or timber yard.
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    • Older hump yards utilized large numbers of ‘riders’, yardmen who rode cars to apply hand brakes as they went down the hump.
    • Sources at the town hall also confirmed the yardman, responsible for operating the weighbridge, was sacked after another disciplinary hearing.
    • Remote control eliminated the engineer on yard jobs with two yardmen (one, a foreman) using the ‘Pitch and Catch’ system made by Canac.
  • 2US A person who does various outdoor jobs.
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    • Helena ran down the hall yelling in Spanish at the yardmen.
    • In any event, we definitely would not recommend that you have your yardman remove the paint.
    • Our yardmen have done such a good job of piling clippings against the foundations that the Empress has termites.

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