lanyard

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English[edit]

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A lanyard (2) with a whistle

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English lanyer, from Middle French laniere, from Old French lasniere ‎(thong, lash), from lasne ‎(strap, thong), alteration of nasle ‎(strap, thong), from Frankish *nastila ‎(tie, headband), from Proto-Germanic *nastilō ‎(tie, thread, strap), from Proto-Indo-European *nedh- ‎(to tie together). Cognate with Old High German nestila ‎(band, headband, strap), Old English nosle, nostle ‎(band, brace, headband), Old Norse nesta ‎(brace, strap, fastener), German Nestel ‎(string, strap, lace).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈlæn.jəd/, /ˈlæn.jɑː(ɹ)d/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈlæn.jɚd/, /ˈlæn.jɑɹd/

Noun[edit]

lanyard ‎(plural lanyards)

  1. (nautical) A short rope used for fastening rigging.
  2. A cord used to hold a small object such as a key, whistle, card, or knife, worn around the neck or wrist: a form of necklace or wristband.
  3. A cord with a hook; once used to fire artillery.

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