yard bird

Definitions of yard bird
  1. noun
    a military recruit who is assigned menial tasks
    synonyms: yardbird
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    type of:
    military recruit, recruit
    a recently enlisted soldier
  2. noun
    a person serving a sentence in a jail or prison
    synonyms: con, convict, inmate, yardbird
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    a prisoner serving a term of life imprisonment
    a convict who is considered trustworthy and granted special privileges
    type of:
    captive, prisoner
    a person who is confined; especially a prisoner of war
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