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noun (1)

yard·​age ˈyär-dij How to pronounce yardage (audio)
: the use of a livestock enclosure for animals in transit provided by a railroad at a station
: a charge made by a railroad for the use of a livestock enclosure


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noun (2)

: an aggregate number of yards
: the length, extent, or volume of something as measured in yards

Examples of yardage in a Sentence

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The 5-foot-8, 165-pound French has flashed on several fronts for the Corsairs, and that included multiple chunk yardage plays in their 20-10 nonconference road win against Lake Forest on Friday. Steve Reaven, Chicago Tribune, 2 Sep. 2023 Efficiency, not gross yardage, should be their goal. Baltimore Sun Staff, Baltimore Sun, 7 Sep. 2023 But three straight runs for negative yardage showed why Carter supplanted Berger as the starting running back and top option. Chris Solari, Detroit Free Press, 5 Sep. 2023 Playing without Jonathan Jones, the younger defensive backs yielded large chunks of yardage to Green Bay quarterback Jordan Love. Christopher Price, BostonGlobe.com, 23 Aug. 2023 The Zero Click Stop adjustment knobs let you quickly and easily revert to the original yardage setting without counting clicks, making adjustments effortless. T. Logan Metesh, Field & Stream, 2 Aug. 2023 The receiver has increased his reception, yardage and touchdown totals in each of his first three seasons. David Moore, Dallas News, 29 July 2023 The completions and yardage numbers are also single-season state records. Jason Frakes, The Courier-Journal, 15 June 2023 What is the yardage for the Champions course this week? Ryan Black, The Courier-Journal, 13 July 2023 See More

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Word History


Noun (1)

yard entry 1

Noun (2)

yard entry 4

First Known Use

Noun (1)

1866, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (2)

1900, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of yardage was in 1866

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Cite this Entry

“Yardage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yardage. Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

Kids Definition


: a total number of yards
: the length or size of something measured in yards

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