Definition of green yard in US English:

green yard


  • 1A grassy enclosure, a paddock.

  • 2An enclosure for impounded animals and vehicles; a pound. Now historical.

  • 3A grassed enclosure in which hounds are exercised.

  • 4In Norwich: an open space to the north of the Cathedral, frequently used for preaching.


Late Middle English. Probably partly from green + yard, and partly from green + yard.


green yard

/ˈɡriːn jɑːd/