from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A man employed in a yard, especially a railroad yard.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Worker in a railway yard.
- n. A laborer hired to do outdoor work.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The laborer who has the special care of a farm-yard.
- n. One who is employed in a railway-yard under the yard-master, to assist in switching cars and making up trains. Also yardsman.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a laborer hired to do outdoor work (such as mowing lawns)
- n. worker in a railway yard
The old tomcat watched Clay fromhiswindow, greedily lapping him up secretly like so much yardman cream.
Well if you have four large dogs and a rat to pick up after before the yardman arrives at dawn so he won´t think you a flojo pig, you would see the importance of this issue.
At least one of the local cops had worked at the house as yardman.
We have been talking to neighbors and others about our yardman.
Mary Ellen didn't like the new yardman, Treat; Daniel thought Treat was a genius.
Troy, the yardman, cued by the idling of the car's engine, would appear from the garden with a single rose for Maddox's lapel.
How oftenare my eyes so blinded by fear or pain that when He speaks, I mistake Him for the yardman?
I parked my cruiser in the spangled shade of a live oak and was told by a yardman that Raphael Chalons was in the back, down by the bayou, walking his dog.
And if a cook or yardman mysteriously failed to appear on Monday morning, even the kindest white employer was sure to foment angrily on the blatant no-count ingratitude—no trace of acknowledgement that a bone-deep hostile reluctance might be fuming.
Though monumentally forbearing, Mary Lee would show her own edge on random occasions—when asked, say, to iron a shirt for Uncle Grant the black yardman whom she openly resented or when approached on the subject of surrendering her Sunday-off to a houseful of hungry company.