yard·​mas·​ter ˈyärd-ˌma-stər How to pronounce yardmaster (audio)
: the person in charge of operations in a railroad yard

Examples of yardmaster in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the annual average wage of a railroad conductor or a yardmaster was around $68,000 as of 2021. Ken Thomas, WSJ, 15 Sep. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1858, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of yardmaster was in 1858

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“Yardmaster.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yardmaster. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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yard·​mas·​ter -ˌmas-tər How to pronounce yardmaster (audio)
: the person in charge of a railroad yard
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