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yank (informal) to pull or take out suddenly or abruptly; jerk. [2 definitions]
Yankee a native or resident of New England. [3 definitions]
Yankee Doodle a character in a Revolutionary War song, whose adventures are described in several humorous verses.
yanqui (Spanish; sometimes cap.) in Latin America, a Yankee; native or resident of the United States.
Yaoundé the capital of Cameroon.
yap to bark with sharp, high, shrill sounds, as a dog does. [6 definitions]
yard1 a unit of length equal to three feet or 0.9144 meter. (abbr.: yd.) [2 definitions]
yard2 an open area next to or surrounding a house or other building. [4 definitions]
yardage1 measurement in yards, or the length so measured. [3 definitions]
yardage2 the use of a pen or enclosure to hold livestock at a railway station before or after transportation by train. [2 definitions]
yardarm either half of a spar that hangs at right angles across a mast to support a square sail.
yard goods see piece goods.
yardman a man who works in a yard, esp. a railroad yard or shipyard. [2 definitions]
yardmaster a person who manages a railroad yard.
yard sale a sale of used or unwanted items such as clothes, furniture, or kitchen utensils, often held in the yard of a house.
yardstick a measuring stick three feet long. [2 definitions]
yarmulke a skull cap worn by male Jews, esp. during prayer and other religious activities.
yarn a strand of twisted fibers made from natural or synthetic materials and used esp. for knitting or weaving. [4 definitions]
yarrow any of a variety of plants native to Eurasia that have feathery, fernlike leaves, bear tight clusters of small white, pink, or yellow flowers, and are sometimes used as medicine.
yashmak the veil worn by Muslim women in public.
yataghan a Turkish sword with a double-curved blade and a hilt with a prominent pommel and no guard.