from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Variant of lanyard.

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  • n. Alternative form of lanyard.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See lanyard.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See lanyard.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a cord worn around the neck to hold a knife or whistle
  • n. a cord with an attached hook that is used to fire certain types of cannon
  • n. (nautical) a line used for extending or fastening rigging on ships


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  • The brain that first conceived the thought must burst in anguish, the heart that pulsated with hellish joy must cease to beat, the hand that pulled the first laniard must be palsied, before the wicked act begun in Charleston on the 13th of April, 1861, is avenged.

    Military Reminiscences of the Civil War, Volume 2 November 1863-June 1865

  • I must here also mention a simple little instrument called _keipkūttuk_, being a slender rod of bone nicely rounded, and having a point at one end and a knob or else a laniard at the other.

    Journal of the Third Voyage for the Discovery of a North-West Passage

  • We hauled off upon the laniard of the whip – staff, and helped the man at the helm.

    Gulliver's Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World

  • We hauled off upon the laniard of the whip-staff, and helped the man at the helm.

    Gulliver's Travels

  • There was nothing in it, to be sure, that answered to my own case, yet it interested me mightily as an honest unvarnished narrative of sea perils; and I see myself now in fancy reading it, the lanthorn hanging by a laniard close beside my head, the book in one hand, my pipe in the other, the furnace roaring pleasantly, my feet close to it, and the atmosphere of the oven fragrant with the punch that

    The Frozen Pirate


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