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Yard (v. i.) A rod; a stick; a staff.
Yard (v. i.) A branch; a twig.
Yard (v. i.) A long piece of timber, as a rafter, etc.
Yard (v. i.) A measure of length, equaling three feet, or thirty-six inches, being the standard of English and American measure.
Yard (v. i.) The penis.
Yard (v. i.) 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.
Yard (n.) An inclosure; usually, a small inclosed place in front of, or around, a house or barn; as, a courtyard; a cowyard; a barnyard.
Yard (n.) An inclosure within which any work or business is carried on; as, a dockyard; a shipyard.
Yard (v. t.) To confine (cattle) to the yard; to shut up, or keep, in a yard; as, to yard cows.