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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)

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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)
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