yardman :

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  • n  worker in a railway yard
  • n  a laborer hired to do outdoor work (such as mowing lawns)

  • His father was a bitter, disappointed ineffectual who drifted from one job to another (carpenter, poultry butcher, Venetian-blind installer, yardman), and the precarious family .
  • Hoover Secretary of Labor, onetime railroad yardman; of heart disease; in "Notre Nid," his Virginia home across the Potomac from Washington.
  • Plunk!it landed on the tracks, barely missing the head of a yardman and scaring him out of his wits.

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