A nurse wearing a lanyard.
- An example of a lanyard is a thin rope used for tying life vests to the inside of a boat.
- An example of a lanyard is the cord that hangs around a person's neck for holding a name badge.
- a short rope or cord used on board ship for holding or fastening something
- a cord worn around the neck, as by sailors, from which to hang something, as a knife, whistle, etc.
- a cord with attached hook, for firing certain types of cannon
Origin of lanyardaltered (infl. by yard) from Middle English lanyer from Middle French laniere from Old French lasniere from lasne, noose, earlier nasle from Frankish an unverified form nastila, a cord, lace, diminutive of Germanic an unverified form nast- from Indo-European base an unverified form ned- from source Classical Latin nodus, knot
- Nautical A short rope or gasket used for fastening something or securing rigging.
- A cord worn around the neck for carrying something, such as a knife or whistle.
- A cord with a hook at one end used to fire a cannon.
Origin of lanyardPerhaps alteration (influenced by yard 1 spar ) of Middle English lainere strap from Old French laniere from lasne perhaps alteration ( influenced by las string ) of nasle lace of Germanic origin
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 *nastilÅ (“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").