yard·​er ˈyär-dər How to pronounce yarder (audio)
: one that is a specified number of yards in length
used in combination
kicked a 42-yarder

Examples of yarder in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Trailing 17-7 at halftime, Arkansas scored the first 13 points of the second half on a pair of Cam Little field goals -- a career-best 56 yarder and a 26-yarder -- and KJ Jefferson's 17-yard touchdown pass to Ty Washington. Tom Murphy, Arkansas Online, 8 Oct. 2023 Kentucky 23, Ball State 7 Kentucky 23, Ball State 7 (2Q, 0:00) Alex Raynor finishes the first half 3 for 3 on field goals, knocking in a 46 yarder as time expired in the second period. The Courier-Journal, 2 Sep. 2023 Alston’s 20-yarder on the opening drive was the longest rushing play of the day for Auburn, and the sophomore received some praise afterward from Freeze. Tom Green | Tgreen@al.com, al, 10 Apr. 2023 New York has three sacks of Jones, including a nine-yarder on a third-down play that likely played a role in a missed field-goal attempt by the Patriots late in the second quarter. Christopher Price, BostonGlobe.com, 20 Nov. 2022 Hajrullahu’s last two field goals of the day, 54 and 59 yards, were misses, with the 59 yarder landing in the end zone. Dallas News, 2 Aug. 2022 Is 0-for-1 in his career on field goals, missing a 50-plus yarder as a freshman, and is 3-for-3 on extra points. Detroit Free Press, 19 Dec. 2022 Both of the Chargers’ touchdowns came on the ground — a one-yard run by Joshua Kelley in the first quarter and a three-yarder by Austin Ekeler in the fourth. Los Angeles Times, 18 Dec. 2022 Mesa quarterback Manny Pino threw for 94 yards and one score—a six yarder to Tre Brown. Azcentral.com, The Arizona Republic, 26 Nov. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1889, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of yarder was in 1889

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“Yarder.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yarder. Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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