Definition of dooryard in English:

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dooryard

Pronunciation: /ˈdôryärd/

noun

North American
A yard or garden by the door of a house.
Example sentences
  • Others rallied to him, and a fierce fight took place in the dooryard of the house.
  • Although on the main road the sun was shining brightly, under the trees the dooryards of the small houses were only dimly lit.
  • We buried them just beyond the dooryard garden, on the lee side of the house from the chicken coops.

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Syllabification: door·yard

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