Associations to the word «Yardstick»
YARDSTICK, noun. A measuring rod thirty-six inches long.
YARDSTICK, noun. (figuratively) A standard to which other measurements or comparisons are judged.
YARDSTICK, noun. A measure or standard used for comparison; "on what kind of yardstick is he basing his judgment?".
YARDSTICK, noun. A ruler or tape that is three feet long.
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