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Definition of lanyard noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1a string that you wear around your neck or wrist for holding something A lanyard is useful for carrying your ID card. a whistle lanyard
  2. 2a piece of equipment that you wear around your neck to hold the wire of an iPod™ lanyard headphones for use with your iPod The lanyard keeps your iPod around your neck so your music is always available.
  3. 3a rope used to fasten something, for example the sail of a ship Keep the tension on the lanyard.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: lanyard