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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.]
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(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]
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(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]
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- The cord holding a whistle.
See also related terms for whistle.
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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"
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[ˈlænjəd] Nacollador m
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n (= cord)Kordel f (an der Pfeife oder Messer getragen wird); (Naut) → Taljereep nt
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References in classic literature ?
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?
what does it look like?" "Like a lanyard for your bag; but it's an odd one, seems to me." "Yes, rather oddish," said the Lakeman, holding it at arm's length before him; "but I think it will answer.
"Take a-hold here, an' keep ringin' steady," said Dan, passing Harvey the lanyard of a bell that hung just behind the windlass.
Two coils of lead-line and a small canvas bag hung on a long lanyard, swung wide off, and came back clinging to the bulkheads.
"Walk over and examine those lanyards," he said, pointing to where the mizzen-rigging should have been.
The lanyards had been almost severed, with just enough left to hold the shrouds till some severe strain should be put upon them
It involves them wearing a sunflower lanyard to highlight to staff that they might be in need of extra help.
THE chair of a policing watchdog has been sacked after publicly questioning whether a senior officer should be wearing an LGBT rainbow lanyard.
RECENTLY I went to a meeting where someone was wearing jewellery on their lanyard and I have been unable to think of much else ever since.
Those attending the royal meeting can register for a lanyard by visiting: https://