Definition of lanyard in English:
1A rope used to secure or raise and lower something such as the shrouds and sails of a sailing ship or a flag on a flagpole.
- As the engine was lowered, the lanyard had actuated a valve that drove the hoist to its stowed position.
- When using vertical lifelines, use a lanyard 2 or 3 feet shorter than the standard 6 feet.
- The other three laughed and got the lanyards rigged up.
1.1A cord passed round the neck, shoulder, or wrist for holding a knife, whistle, or similar object.
- I looked first at the camera, saved by the lanyard round my wrist.
- Now, perhaps, we won't even be able to keep them in our inside pockets, but should keep them strung on a lanyard around our necks where they can be seen by both the police marksmen and the potential muggers who would steal them.
- This year in San Diego, a lot of people were wearing badges that were not clipped-on or pinned but were instead on a little lanyard around their necks.
Definition of lanyard in:
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