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

2a : a cord or strap to hold something (such 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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Every year, the Michelin tire company gathers the smartest minds in transportation for Movin’On, three days of panels, presentations, and people wearing lanyard ID tags. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, "Our Waste Tire Problem Is Getting Worse," 14 Aug. 2018 Access to that paddock usually requires at least two different lanyards and some kind of inside connection. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "Open mind, wide open throttle: We go to our first NASCAR race," 15 Nov. 2018 This is true even if the space in question is located in a claustrophobic business district filled with angry people wearing lanyards with keycards on them. Rachel Sugar, Vox, "At the Pastagram, everyone was eating, and no one was taking pictures of it.," 15 Oct. 2018 Wohlenberg, who says she's never been assaulted, wears an alarm on her lanyard and says all her roommates carry pepper spray. Teresa Watanabe, latimes.com, "Three decades before the #MeToo movement, UC San Diego led the way against sexual assault," 30 Apr. 2018 Danny Roy Salazar, 44, had a pattern of wearing a lanyard, occasionally carrying a clipboard and entering through the rear entrances of hotels, police said, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Amy Lieu, Fox News, "Man disguised as delivery driver stole from Vegas hotels, police say," 24 June 2018 To pre- vent cutting, the lanyard (20) that connects it to the phone has steel braided sheathing on the outside and a heavy-gauge stainless-steel wire down the center. Kevin Dupzyk, Popular Mechanics, "Things Come Apart: A Pay Phone," 27 Nov. 2015 Mike Thompson, Detroit Free Press Garnett Mims carries a memento of his brother attached to a lanyard draped around his neck — a Red Cross volunteer badge. Allie Gross, Detroit Free Press, "Death on foot: Detroit leads large cities in pedestrian deaths," 2 July 2018 Miller also tried less-than-subtle approaches, like giving Jackson an App State lanyard for Christmas. Ethan Joyce, charlotteobserver, "Why former Hough High QB Jackson Gibbs is leaving UCLA to play at Appalachian State," 13 June 2018

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First Known Use of lanyard

1626, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for lanyard

Middle English lanyer thong, lanyard, from Anglo-French lanier

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lanyard

noun
lan·​yard | \ˈlan-yərd \

Kids Definition of lanyard

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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