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lanyard

noun lan·yard \ˈlan-yərd\

Definition of LANYARD

1
:  a piece of rope or line for fastening something in a ship; especially :  one of the pieces passing through deadeyes to extend shrouds or stays
2
a :  a cord or strap to hold something (as a knife or a whistle) and usually worn around the neck
b :  a cord worn as a symbol of a military citation
3
:  a strong line used to activate a system (as in firing a cannon)
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Origin of LANYARD

Middle English lanyer thong, lanyard, from Anglo-French lanier
First Known Use: 15th century

Other Nautical Terms

avast, aweigh, flotsam, jib, keel, lee, port, starboard, stay

Rhymes with LANYARD

LANYARD Defined for Kids

lanyard

noun lan·yard \ˈlan-yərd\

Definition of LANYARD for Kids

1
:  a short rope or cord used as a fastening on ships
2
:  a cord worn around the neck to hold something (as a knife or whistle)
3
:  a strong cord with a hook at one end used in firing a cannon

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