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What is a lanyard?

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July 31, 2015 2:20AM

Lanyard is another name for rope, and is used to describe many kinds of heavy ropes used on boats and ships.

Heavy lanyards are also used on land in working with trees and other construction activity, and are part of fall protection systems.

The term lanyard also describes the kind of rope-like item that is worn around the neck and used to carry and display identification tags and badges. Neck lanyards are also used to card key cards and USB memory devices.

Neck lanyards have become popular as promotional giveaways that serve to increase brand visibility or group identity.