yard·​man | \ ˈyärd-mən How to pronounce yardman (audio) , -ˌman \

Definition of yardman

1 : a person employed to do outdoor work (such as mowing lawns)
2 : a person who works in the yard of a commercial establishment especially : one who supervises the handling of building materials in a lumberyard
3 : a railroad hand employed in yard service

Examples of yardman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His yardman sprayed weedkiller to control vegetation that was growing there and accidentally got it on my Asian jasmine. Neil Sperry, San Antonio Express-News, 9 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of yardman

circa 1825, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of yardman was circa 1825

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“Yardman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yardman. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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