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Definition of LANCE

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Lance \Lance\ (l[a^]ns), n. [OE. lance, F. lance, fr. L. lancea; cf. Gr. lo`gchh. Cf. {Launch}.]
     1. A weapon of war, consisting of a long shaft or handle and a steel blade or head; a spear carried by horsemen, and often decorated with a small flag; also, a spear or harpoon used by whalers and fishermen. [1913 Webster]

              A braver soldier never couched lance. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     2. A soldier armed with a lance; a lancer.
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     3. (Founding) A small iron rod which suspends the core of the mold in casting a shell. [1913 Webster]

     4. (Mil.) An instrument which conveys the charge of a piece of ordnance and forces it home. [1913 Webster]

     5. (Pyrotech.) One of the small paper cases filled with combustible composition, which mark the outlines of a figure. [1913 Webster]

     6. (Med.) A lancet.
        [PJC]

     {Free lance}, in the Middle Ages, and subsequently, a knight or roving soldier, who was free to engage for any state or commander that purchased his services; hence, a person who assails institutions or opinions on his own responsibility without regard to party lines or deference to authority. See also {freelance}, n. and a., and {freelancer}.

     {Lance bucket} (Cavalry), a socket attached to a saddle or stirrup strap, in which to rest the but of a lance.

     {Lance corporal}, same as {Lancepesade}.

     {Lance knight}, a lansquenet. --B. Jonson.

     {Lance snake} (Zool.), the fer-de-lance.

     {Stink-fire lance} (Mil.), a kind of fuse filled with a composition which burns with a suffocating odor; -- used in the counter operations of miners.

     {To break a lance}, to engage in a tilt or contest. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Lance \Lance\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Lanced}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Lancing}.]
     1. To pierce with a lance, or with any similar weapon. [1913 Webster]

              Seized the due victim, and with fury lanced Her back.                             --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

     2. To open with a lancet; to pierce; as, to lance a vein or an abscess. [1913 Webster]

     3. To throw in the manner of a lance. See {Lanch}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

LANCE
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V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (June 2013) [vera]

119 Moby Thesaurus words for "lance":
     amputate, assegai, auger, ax, bayonet, bisect, bite, bore, bowl, broach, butcher, carve, cast, catapult, chop, chuck, chunk, cleave, countersink, cut, cut away, cut in two, cut off, dagger, dart, dash, dichotomize, dirk, dissever, drill, empierce, excise, fire, fissure, fix, fling, flip, fork, gash, gore, gouge, gouge out, hack, halve, heave, hew, hole, honeycomb, hurl, hurtle, impale, incise, javelin, jerk, jigsaw, knife, lancet, launch, let fly, lob, needle, open, pare, pass, peg, pelt, penetrate, perforate, pierce, pike, pink, pitch, pitchfork, plunge in, poniard, prick, prune, punch, puncture, put, put the shot, ream, ream out, rend, riddle, rive, run through, saber, saw, scissor, serve, sever, shy, skewer, slash, slice, sling, slit, snap, snip, spear, spike, spit, split, stab, stick, stiletto, sunder, sword, tap, tear, throw, tilt, toss, transfix, transpierce, trepan, trephine, whittle


Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]


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