from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The price of goods delivered in the yard or warehouse, as distinguished from the prime cost, or the price free on board the transportation vehicle.
  • n. The price per yard of headings driven in a mine or drift, in addition to the price per ton extracted to cover the value of the gangways to the mine-owners.
  • n. The price per yard of any work measured by this unit, as in road-making, excavation, and the like. Also called yardage in England.


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