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lanyard
Part of Speech: noun
Results: 2
1. 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. 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.
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