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also lan·iard  (lăn′yərd)
1. Nautical A short rope or gasket used for fastening something or securing rigging.
2. A cord worn around the neck for carrying something, such as a knife or whistle.
3. A cord with a hook at one end used to fire a cannon.

[Perhaps alteration (influenced by yard, spar) of Middle English lainere, strap, from Old French laniere, from lasne, perhaps alteration (influenced by las, string) of *nasle, lace, of Germanic origin.]


(ˈlænjəd) or


1. a cord worn around the neck, shoulder, etc, to hold something such as a whistle or knife
2. (Military) a similar but merely decorative cord worn as part of a military uniform
3. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) a cord with an attached hook used in firing certain types of cannon
4. (Nautical Terms) nautical a line rove through deadeyes for extending or tightening standing rigging
[C15 lanyer, from French lanière, from lasne strap, probably of Germanic origin]


(ˈlæn yərd)

1. a short rope or wire used on board ships to secure riggings.
2. a small cord or rope for securing or suspending a small object, as a whistle about the neck.
3. a cord with a small hook at one end, used in firing certain kinds of cannon.
4. a cord worn around the left shoulder by a member of a decorated military unit.
5. a white cord worn around the right shoulder by military police and secured to a pistol.
[1475–85; b. late Middle English lanyer (< Middle French laniere, Old French lasniere thong =lasne noose + -iere, fem of -ier -ier2) and yard1]


- The cord holding a whistle.
See also related terms for whistle.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lanyard - a cord with an attached hook that is used to fire certain types of cannonlanyard - a cord with an attached hook that is used to fire certain types of cannon
cord - a line made of twisted fibers or threads; "the bundle was tied with a cord"
2.lanyard - a cord worn around the neck to hold a knife or whistle
cord - a line made of twisted fibers or threads; "the bundle was tied with a cord"
3.lanyard - (nautical) a line used for extending or fastening rigging on ships
sailing, seafaring, navigation - the work of a sailor
line - something (as a cord or rope) that is long and thin and flexible; "a washing line"


[ˈlænjəd] Nacollador m


n (= cord)Kordel f (an der Pfeife oder Messer getragen wird); (Naut) → Taljereep nt
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Aboard ship he carried his crutch by a lanyard round his neck, to have both hands as free as possible.
How many of them could tie a lanyard knot, or take a wheel or a lookout?
Like a lanyard for your bag; but it's an odd one, seems to me.
Take a-hold here, an' keep ringin' steady," said Dan, passing Harvey the lanyard of a bell that hung just behind the windlass.
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Walk over and examine those lanyards," he said, pointing to where the mizzen-rigging should have been.
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Old beat cops used the lanyard on their ever-present nightsticks, and often entertained with magic-like spins and twirls.