Definitions

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  • n. A motor-driven logging machine which transports logs by means of a system of cables and winches.
  • n. Something that is a stated number of yards in some dimension - such as a ten-yarder.

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  • n. (used only in combinations) the height or length of something in yards
  • n. a winch (or system of winches) powered by an engine and used to haul logs from a stump to a landing or to a skid road

Etymologies

From yard +‎ -er. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Redskins punt returner Brandon Banks, who burst on the season with a return for a touchdown in Washington's first preseason game and did it again last week with a 53-yarder, is listed as 5-foot-8 and 155 pounds.

    About Brandon Banks's size

  • Dexter McCluster ran for 60 yards and a touchdown and had a 40-yarder from the ` ` Wild Hog '' formation made famous by Darren McFadden under Nutt at Arkansas.

    USATODAY.com

  • The pass play was the longest of the season for Iowa State, surpassing the 53-yarder from the third quarter.

    USATODAY.com - Scores

  • Eric Ellestad made all four of his field goals in the spring game, including a 50 yarder.

    Around the BigTen Conference

  • Gostkowski kicked four field goals in the game, including a 49-yarder and a school-record 53 yarder.

    Pats Kicker Tries To Follow a Hero

  • Just before he made the the 30 yarder in the 4th quarter, the problem became apparent: his shoes (or actually, I should say "shoe" on his left/kicking foot).

    Elizabeth Engel: 2010 NFL Week 6 Recap

  • So with time about to expire in the first half, Norv summons him back onto the field to attempt a 57 -- yarder ... when 57 yards was his career long.

    Sweet, Sweet Sunday!

  • Armstrong caught McNabb's only touchdown pass against Buffalo, a laser-like four-yarder he juggled into his arms in traffic.

    Competition is intense for Washington Redskins wide receivers

  • So with time about to expire in the first half, Norv summons him back onto the field to attempt a 57--yarder... when 57 yards was his career long.

    Sweet, Sweet Sunday!

  • Fletcher ran for 86 yards on just three carries early in the game, including a career long 69 yarder, before being sidelined by a leg injury.

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