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lance

LANCE, n. l'ans. [L. lancea; Gr.]

A spear, an offensive weapon in form of a half pike, used by the ancients and thrown by the hand. It consisted of the shaft or handle, the wings and the dart.

LANCE, v.t.

1. To pierce with a lance or with a sharp pointed instrument.

- Seized the due victim, and with fury lanc'd her back.

2. To pierce or cut; to open with a lancet; as, to lance a vein or an abscess.



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LANCE, n. l'ans. [L. lancea; Gr.]

A spear, an offensive weapon in form of a half pike, used by the ancients and thrown by the hand. It consisted of the shaft or handle, the wings and the dart.

LANCE, v.t.

1. To pierce with a lance or with a sharp pointed instrument.

- Seized the due victim, and with fury lanc'd her back.

2. To pierce or cut; to open with a lancet; as, to lance a vein or an abscess.

LANCE, n. [làns; L. lancea; Fr. lance; Sp. lanza; It. lancia; G. lanze; D. Sw. lans; Dan. lantse; Slav. lanzha; Gr. λογχη. This word probably belongs to Class Lg, and is named from shooting, sending.]

A spear, an offensive weapon in form of a half pike, used by the ancients and thrown by the hand. It consisted of the shaft or handle, the wings and the dart. – Encyc.


LANCE, v.t. [Arm. lançza, to shoot, to vomit.]

  1. To pierce with a lance or with a sharp pointed instrument. Seized the due victim, and with fury lanc'd / Her back. – Dryden.
  2. To pierce or cut; to open with a lancet; as, to lance a vein or an abscess.

Lance
  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.

    A braver soldier never couched lance. Shak.

  2. To pierce with a lance, or with any similar weapon.

    Seized the due victim, and with fury lanced
    Her back.
    Dryden.

  3. A soldier armed with a lance; a lancer.
  4. To open with a lancet] to pierce; as, to lance a vein or an abscess.
  5. A small iron rod which suspends the core of the mold in casting a shell.
  6. To throw in the manner of a lance. See Lanch.
  7. An instrument which conveys the charge of a piece of ordnance and forces it home.
  8. One of the small paper cases filled with combustible composition, which mark the outlines of a figure.

    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. -- 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 (Zoöl.), 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.

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Lance

LANCE, noun l'ans. [Latin lancea; Gr.]

A spear, an offensive weapon in form of a half pike, used by the ancients and thrown by the hand. It consisted of the shaft or handle, the wings and the dart.

LANCE, verb transitive

1. To pierce with a lance or with a sharp pointed instrument.

- Seized the due victim, and with fury lanc'd her back.

2. To pierce or cut; to open with a lancet; as, to lance a vein or an abscess.

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