byard (plural byards)
- (historical) A piece of leather crossing the breast, used by the men who drag sledges in coal mines.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for byard in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)