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yard1 British & World English

A unit of linear measure equal to 3 feet (0.9144 metre)

yard2 British & World English

A piece of uncultivated ground adjoining a building, typically one enclosed by walls or other buildings

yard English Thesaurus

they kicked a football about the yard

yd in yard1 British & World English

A unit of linear measure equal to 3 feet (0.9144 metre)

the Yard in yard2 British & World English

informal term for Scotland Yard.

Yard in yard2 British & World English

(Especially among expatriate Jamaicans) home; Jamaica

navy yard British & World English

(In the US) a shipyard for the construction, repair, and equipping of naval vessels

tilt yard British & World English

A place where jousts took place

yard sale British & World English

A sale of miscellaneous second-hand items held in the garden of a private house

cloth yard British & World English

A unit for measuring cloth, formerly 37 inches but now equivalent to a standard yard (36 inches)

timber yard British & World English

A place that sells timber and other building materials

exercise yard British & World English

An enclosed area used for physical exercise in a prison

knacker's yard British & World English

A place where old or injured animals are taken to be slaughtered

railway yard British & World English

An area consisting of a network of railway tracks, sidings, and sheds for storing, maintaining, and joining engines and carriages

salvage yard British & World English

A place where disused machinery is broken up

Scotland Yard British & World English

The headquarters of the London Metropolitan Police, situated from 1829 to 1890 in Great Scotland Yard off Whitehall, from 1890 until 1967 in New Scotland Yard on the Thames Embankment, and from 1967 in New Scotland Yard, Westminster

by the yard British & World English

In large numbers or quantities

yard of ale British & World English

The amount of beer (typically two to three pints) held by a narrow glass about a yard high

marshalling yard British & World English

A large railway yard in which freight wagons are organized into trains

thousand-yard stare British & World English

A vacant or unfocused gaze into the distance, seen as characteristic of a war-weary or traumatized soldier

yardarm British & World English

The outer extremity of a ship’s yard

by the yard in yard1 British & World English

In large numbers or quantities

brickyard British & World English

A place where bricks are made

livery stable British & World English

A stable where horses are kept at livery or let out for hire

livery yard in livery stable British & World English

A stable where horses are kept at livery or let out for hire

lumberyard British & World English

A place that sells timber and other building materials