Meaning of “lanyard” in the English Dictionary

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"lanyard" in British English

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lanyardnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈlæn.jəd/ us /ˈlæn.jɚd/

a string worn around the neck on which a whistle, key, knife, etc. is hung

a string that is used for fastening ropes on a ship

(Definition of “lanyard” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"lanyard" in Business English

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lanyardnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈlænjɑːd/ us /ˈlænjərd/

WORKPLACE a long thick string or piece of material that is worn around the neck and used to carry small objects:

Printed lanyards are a cheap promotional tool for advertising your company logo.
Staff were issued with an ID card holder and a lanyard to carry it on.

(Definition of “lanyard” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)