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Yard Yard, n. [OE. yerd, AS. gierd, gyrd, a rod, stick, a measure, a yard; akin to OFries. ierde, OS. gerda, D. garde, G. gerte, OHG. gartia, gerta, gart, Icel. gaddr a goad, sting, Goth. gazds, and probably to L. hasta a spear. Cf. Gad, n., Gird, n., Gride, v. i., Hastate.] 1. A rod; a stick; a staff. [Obs.] --P. Plowman. If men smote it with a yerde. --Chaucer. 2. A branch; a twig. [Obs.] The bitter frosts with the sleet and rain Destroyed hath the green in every yerd. --Chaucer. 3. A long piece of timber, as a rafter, etc. [Obs.] 4. A measure of length, equaling three feet, or thirty-six inches, being the standard of English and American measure. 5. The penis. 6. (Naut.) A long piece of timber, nearly cylindrical, tapering toward the ends, and designed to support and extend a square sail. A yard is usually hung by the center to the mast. See Illust. of Ship. Golden Yard, or Yard and Ell (Astron.), a popular name of the three stars in the belt of Orion. Under yard [i. e., under the rod], under contract. [Obs.] --Chaucer., Yard Yard, v. t. To confine (cattle) to the yard; to shut up, or keep, in a yard; as, to yard cows., Yard Yard, n. [OE. yard, yerd, AS. geard; akin to OFries. garda garden, OS. gardo garden, gard yard, D. gaard garden, G. garten, OHG. garto garden, gari inclosure, Icel. gar[eth]r yard, house, Sw. g[*a]rd, Dan. gaard, Goth. gards a house, garda sheepfold, L. hortus garden, Gr. cho`rtos an inclosure. Cf. Court, Garden, Garth, Horticulture, Orchard.] 1. An inclosure; usually, a small inclosed place in front of, or around, a house or barn; as, a courtyard; a cowyard; a barnyard. A yard . . . inclosed all about with sticks In which she had a cock, hight chanticleer. --Chaucer. 2. An inclosure within which any work or business is carried on; as, a dockyard; a shipyard. Liberty of the yard, a liberty, granted to persons imprisoned for debt, of walking in the yard, or within any other limits prescribed by law, on their giving bond not to go beyond those limits. Prison yard, an inclosure about a prison, or attached to it. Yard grass (Bot.), a low-growing grass (Eleusine Indica) having digitate spikes. It is common in dooryards, and like places, especially in the Southern United States. Called also crab grass. Yard of land. See Yardland., Yard Yard, n. (Zo["o]l.) A place where moose or deer herd together in winter for pasture, protection, etc.


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- a yard (abbreviation: yd) is a unit of length in the imperial and united states customary systems of measurement . historically a yard
- a cubic yard is an imperial / u.s. customary (non- si non- metric ) unit of volume , used in the united states , canada, and the uk.
- the square yard is an imperial /us customary (non- metric ) unit of area , formerly used in most of the english -speaking world but now
- yards brewing company is a regional craft brewery in philadelphia , pennsylvania , specializing in ale s. the brewery was established
- a rail yard, or railroad yard, is a complex series of railroad tracks for storing, sorting, or loading/unloading, railroad car s and/or
- a classification yard (american and canadian english ) or marshalling yard (including hump yards) (british , indian english and canadian
- new scotland yard (officially new scotland yard, though an old scotland yard has never existed) is a metonym for the headquarters of the
- a yard is a spar on a mast from which sail s are set. it may be constructed of timber or steel or from more modern materials like
- new york naval shipyard (nynsy), also known as the brooklyn navy yard, the new york navy yard , and united states navy yard, new york 1801
- the norfolk naval shipyard, often called the norfolk navy yard and abbreviated as nnsy, is a u.s. navy facility in portsmouth , virginia


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Yardstick Yard"stick`, n. A stick three feet, or a yard, in length, used as a measure of cloth, etc.


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Help for word yardsticks.

Yardstick Yard"stick`, n. A stick three feet, or a yard, in length, used as a measure of cloth, etc.


Wiki for yardsticks.

- a yardstick is a straightedge used to physically measure length s of up to a yard (0.9144 metres or three feet ) high. yardsticks are
- a statement of belief , the american rock band , creed (band) , other uses , creed (disambiguation image:nicaea icon. jpg , icon depicting
- such benchmarking studies are used to create yardstick comparisons, allowing outsiders to evaluate the performance of operators in an
- the portsmouth yardstick (py) or portsmouth handicap scheme is a system of handicapping used primarily in small-boat yacht racing .
- date january 2011 conversion of units is the conversion between different units of measurement for the same quantity , typically through
- the table below list all boats that have been included in the rya portsmouth yardstick handicap rating scheme , together with their most
- the tallstick is a yardstick-like device for field measurement of childhood stunting based on age and sex norms. its simplicity,
- the rules governing the measurement are called the portsmouth yardstick . membership at the time cost two guinea s and was available to “
- the laser uses a portsmouth yardstick of 1085 for racing involving other classes the equivalent yardstick in north america is the d-pn,
- as of 2013, it has a portsmouth yardstick rating of 91.6 although best suited to larger stretches of water and stronger winds, their