Definition of yardage in US English:

yardage

noun

  • 1A distance or length measured in yards.

    ‘the caddie was working out yardages from tee to green’
    • ‘You've got to hit the shots and you have to know your yardages, because of the bounce, et cetera.’
    • ‘Every time a golfer moves along a hole, the device will receive instant information on course lay-out and exact yardages to hazards such as bunkers and the greens beyond from a satellite thousands of miles above in space.’
    • ‘While Simon hones his approach to the vagaries of the 18 holes to be negotiated in several practice rounds, Nick charts the yardages and the hazards in painstaking preparation for Thursday's start to the championship.’
    • ‘About 200 yardages produced with natural fibres like cotton, wool, silk, and jute in natural dyes and the different structures using different counts of yarn are being displayed in the show.’
    • ‘Yes, we now use satellites to measure yardages, space-age fabrics keep us dry and entry signs are carved in stone by lasers.’
    • ‘He added: ‘I'm swinging solidly and getting my yardages right, leaving myself with mostly uphill putts.’’
    • ‘We will, however, spend 15 minutes or more a round looking for sprinkler heads, pacing off yardages and even checking tee markers situated a couple paces forward or back of the official yardage plate.’
    • ‘I'm doing it properly, wearing the bib and so on, but I won't have to walk the course to get the yardages.’
    • ‘His yardages are spot on and he's certainly helped me a lot already this week.’
    • ‘No signs identify tees and yardages; tee markers are concrete blocks halved, sometimes doubling as trash bins.’
    • ‘He works out all the yardages and we discuss the variety of shots,’ she added.’
    • ‘A few weeks before the tournament, after a day walking the course to get all our yardages right, we, the lucky local caddies nominated for the Open, were gathered together in the dining room at Hazeltine.’
    • ‘They are currently upgrading the bays with computer teaching aids and re-designing the outfield with target flags and yardages.’
    • ‘Playing to precise yardages, Woods negotiated 72 holes without landing in a single bunker - unheard of at St. Andrews.’
    • ‘As I've said, Andy was a very, very quiet lad, and although his club selection and yardages were invariably spot-on, our communication was lacking.’
    • ‘He gets good yardages before the tournament, and is savvy about making adjustments to suit changing conditions.’
    • ‘He was always tossing clubs and accusing me of getting yardages wrong.’
    • ‘My full-swing yardages: 103 yards with the lob wedge; 124 with the sand wedge and 136 with the pitching wedge.’
    • ‘I practice my three-quarter shots a lot, so I feel comfortable with the in-between yardages.’
    • ‘With accurate yardages to all of these essential points you'll have the information you need to choose the right club and to decide when to play aggressively and when to play it safe.’
    • ‘If they want a snack, there is a caddie to supply a banana from the bulging bags that they hump around, quite apart from advising on yardages and offering last-moment advice on the most suitable club or the exact direction of the wind.’
    1. 1.1American Football The distance covered in advancing the ball.
      • ‘Some quick ruck ball allowed them to make big yardage up the middle and spin the ball wide to the right.’
      • ‘One of the most disappointing things was that we tried to bludgeon our way up field to make yardage instead of spreading the ball wide.’
      • ‘Rainbow changed that, tearing onto the breaking ball to win precious yardage for his team.’
      • ‘They have to set the pace of the game by running the ball for positive yardage.’
      • ‘Hearst is a short-striding back who can run with some power and get the job done in short to medium yardage and catches the ball well out of the backfield.’
  • 2archaic The use of a yard or enclosure for storage or the keeping of animals or payment for such use.

    • ‘You can also lose income with commissions, yardage, inspection fees, and other costs.’
    • ‘In Experiment 3, yardage was charged on a daily basis.’
    • ‘The financial performance of the cooperative is on schedule, says Vachal, with debt repayments being drawn from the feed and yardage charges paid by member-customers.’

Pronunciation

yardage

/ˈyärdij//ˈjɑrdɪdʒ/