[Tagging] [How to tag a] Depot for sand, earth, and other bulk materials

Michael Patrick geodesy99 at gmail.com
Wed May 19 00:23:46 UTC 2021

In logistics, a place where bulk goods are stored for transhipment is known
as a 'yard'.

It almost always used as a 'open or closed form' compound word ( Two words
that are used together to yield a new meaning, a compound is formed.
Compound words can be written in three ways: as open compounds (spelled as
two words, e.g., ice cream), closed compounds (joined to form a single
word, e.g., doorknob), or hyphenated compounds (two words joined by a
hyphen, e.g., long-term). Sometimes, more than two words can form a
compound (e.g., mother-in-law). )

For instance, software for routing transporters to their particular
drop-off or pickup point is a


In laws,codes, and regulations - ( Example) 8-7-1: DEFINITION: A
"contractor's storage yard" is a place where stone, gravel, sand, cement,
tile sewer pipe or other building material is stored or kept for sale. A
"coal yard" is a place where coal is stored or kept for sale. A "lumber
yard" is a place where lumber is stored, cut, milled or kept for sale. (

The specialized vehicles that operate inside them are known as 'yard
tractors', 'yard engines', 'yard trucks', 'yard shifter', 'yard dog', 'yard
goat', 'yard horse', 'yard bird', 'yard jockey'.

People that work in them have 'yard' in their job titles ( from the local
help wanted ) 'Pre-Apprentice Yard Hand / Rigger'.

>From various dictionaries:
Yard (jɑːd) /noun - a piece of enclosed ground, usually either paved or
laid with concrete and often adjoining or surrounded by a building or
buildings an enclosed or open area used for some commercial activity, for
storage, etc. a railway yard
(in combination) a brickyard; a shipyard
Yard - Business English noun  uk, us ( written abbreviation yd)an area of
land next to buildings used for a particular purpose such as building,
storing, or selling goods: a builders' yard. See also dockyard salvage yard
shipyard stockyard

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