noun (1)
yard·​age | \ ˈyär-dij How to pronounce yardage (audio) \

Definition of yardage

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : the use of a livestock enclosure for animals in transit provided by a railroad at a station
2 : a charge made by a railroad for the use of a livestock enclosure


noun (2)

Definition of yardage (Entry 2 of 2)

1a : an aggregate number of yards
b : the length, extent, or volume of something as measured in yards

First Known Use of yardage

Noun (1)

1866, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (2)

1900, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for yardage

Noun (1)

yard entry 1

Noun (2)

yard entry 4

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The first known use of yardage was in 1866

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“Yardage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yardage. Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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yard·​age | \ ˈyär-dij How to pronounce yardage (audio) \

Kids Definition of yardage

1 : a total number of yards How much yardage of fabric do you need?
2 : the length or size of something measured in yards a sail's square yardage

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