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LaniardLaniard Lan"iard, n.
See Lanyard. laniardLanyard Lan"yard, n. [F. lani[`e]re thong, strap, OF.
lasniere, fr. lasne strap, thong, L. lacinia lappet. flap,
edge of a garment. Cf. Lanier.] [Written also laniard.]
1. (Naut.) 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. (Mil.) 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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