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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Lanyard  \Lan"yard\,  n.  [F.  lani[`e]re  thong,  strap,  OF 
  lasniere  fr  lasne  strap,  thong,  L.  lacinia  lappet.  flap, 
  edge  of  a  garment.  Cf  {Lanier}.]  [Written  also  {laniard}.] 
  1.  (Naut.)  A  short  piece  of  rope  or  line  for  fastening 
  something  in  ships;  as  the  lanyards  of  the  gun  ports,  of 
  the  buoy,  and  the  like  esp.,  pieces  passing  through  the 
  dead-eyes,  and  used  to  extend  shrouds,  stays,  etc 
  2.  (Mil.)  A  strong  cord,  about  twelve  feet  long,  with  an  iron 
  hook  at  one  end  a  handle  at  the  other  used  in  firing 
  cannon  with  a  friction  tube. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  cord  with  an  attached  hook  that  is  used  to  fire  certain 
  types  of  cannon  [syn:  {laniard}] 
  2:  a  cord  worn  around  the  neck  to  hold  a  knife  or  whistle  [syn: 
  3:  a  line  used  for  extending  or  fastening  rigging  on  ships 
  [syn:  {laniard}] 

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