from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An untrained military recruit.
- n. A soldier confined to a restricted area or assigned menial tasks as a punishment.
- n. Slang A convict; a prisoner.
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- n. Alternative form of yardbird.
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- n. a person serving a sentence in a jail or prison
- n. a military recruit who is assigned menial tasks
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