aged and weathered boards, especially those salvaged from dismantled barns:
The den was paneled in barnwood.
Also called barnlot. a yard next to or surrounding a barn. of, relating to, or typical of a barnyard: barnyard noises; simple paintings of barnyard life. indecent; smutty; vulgar: His barnyard humor made us all blush. Contemporary Examples When I went into the barnyard,” he explained later during an interview, “I never saw a chicken […]
- Barnyard golf
Informal: Facetious. the game of horseshoes. noun phrase The game of horseshoe pitching (1920s+)
- Barnyard grass
a weedy, coarse grass, Echinochloa crus-galli, having a spikelike cluster of flowers. Historical Examples barnyard grass (Panicum crusgalli) behaved like pigweed, and ‘needed considerable attention.’ Appletons’ Popular Science Monthly, May 1899 Various
Informal. something that is highly exciting, impressive, etc.: The All Stars game was a real barnburner. Chiefly Pennsylvania. a wooden friction match. (initial capital letter) a member of the progressive faction in the Democratic Party in New York State 1845–52. Compare Hunker. Contemporary Examples It was a barn-burner, which had the crowd laughing and cheering […]