lanyard lanyard  /ˈlæn jərd/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a cord with an attached hook that is used to fire certain types of cannon
  2. (n) a cord worn around the neck to hold a knife or whistle
  3. (n) (nautical) a line used for extending or fastening rigging on ships

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Usage(s):

  1. So much for trust falls and lanyard making.
  2. Sh!t, pirate wench, if you let me join your jolly crew, I'll pull the lanyard!.
  3. Periodically gunners tugged at their lanyards, set off the propelling charge of their shells with the monotonous routine of well ordered automita.

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  1. "I'm the Poet Laureate; that's the credit that I've gotten for my work," Ryan says. "Carol got a whistle on a lanyard. You know, it says 'Teacher of the Year.' That's what she got. That was the reward for her brilliant lifetime of --...
    on Oct 21, 2009 By: Kay Ryan Source: Inside Higher Ed

  2. "Most RFID-enabled ID badge systems use the close proximity UF standard, which requires users to almost touch a badge to a low range RFID reader. By enabling UHF RFID badges, personnel need only wear a badge on a lanyard, or attached it to a pocket,...
    on May 1, 2007 By: Kevin Ashton Source: Business Wire (press release)

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