from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An amount or length measured in yards.
  • n. Cloth sold by the yard.
  • n. The use of a livestock yard at a station in transporting cattle by railroad.
  • n. A fee paid for such usage.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An amount or length measured in yards.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Measurement or amount in yards.
  • n. Yard-price.
  • n. The use or convenience of a yard or inclosure, as in receiving, lading, or unlading cattle, etc., from railroad-cars.
  • n. The charge made for such use or convenience.
  • n. In coal-mining, cutting coal at so much per yard or fathom.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. distance measured in the aggregate number of yards


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