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Yankee Tweet Definition of Yankee Like Definition of Yankee on Facebook
noun
  1. A native or inhabitant of New England.
  2. A native or inhabitant of the Northern USA.
  3. A native or inhabitant of the USA.
  4. The letter Y in the ICAO spelling alphabet.
  5. (nautical) A large triangular headsail used in light or moderate winds and set on the fore topmast stay. Unlike a genoa it does not fill the whole fore triangle, but is set in combination with the working staysail.
  6. (baseball)A player that plays for the w:New York Yankees, New York Yankees.
yeoman Tweet Definition of yeoman Like Definition of yeoman on Facebook
noun (yeomen)
  1. An official providing honorable service in a royal or high noble household.
  2. A third in order of the feudal servant fighting class below knight, squire and above a page. A yeoman archer is typically a mounted archer but who fights on foot, sometimes called a man-at-arms.
  3. A subordinate, deputy, aide, or assistant.
  4. A Yeoman Warder.
  5. A clerk in the US navy, and US Coast Guard.
  6. A member of the Yeomanry Cavalry officially chartered in 1794 originating around the 1760s.
  7. A member of the Imperial Yeomanry officially created in 1890s and renamed in 1907.
  8. A former class of small freeholders who farm their own land.
  9. (nautical) In a vessel of war, the person in charge of the storeroom.
yeomanry Tweet Definition of yeomanry Like Definition of yeomanry on Facebook
noun
  1. Class of small freeholders who cultivated their own land.
  2. A British volunteer cavalry force organized in 1761 for home defense later incorporated into the Territorial Army.

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