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yardsticks, plural;
  1. A measuring rod a yard long, typically divided into inches

  2. A standard used for comparison
    • - the consumer price index, the government's yardstick for the cost of living

  1. a measure or standard used for comparison; "on what kind of yardstick is he basing his judgment?"
  2. a ruler or tape that is three feet long
  3. A yardstick is a tool used to physically measure lengths of up to a yard (0.9144 metres or three feet) high.
  4. A measuring rod thirty-six inches long; A standard to which other measurements or comparisons are judged
  5. (Yardsticks) Mile markers. We travel so far every day that the miles seem as insignificant as yards. That’s actually true a lot of the time. Especially if you have a good audio book.
  6. Performance comparison benchmark used by a regulator for assessment of the outcomes in absence of direct competition.
  7. Trucker slang for Mile markers on the road side as in "There's a smokey advertising at the 75 yardstick."
  8. Something that has three feet but can't walk.
  9. 3 foot measuring stick used to measure fabric.
  10. (Rig.) : Mileage markers alongside a highway, so-called because they are about one yard tall.
  11. A mile marker on the highway.