L'ANCH, v.t. [from lance.]

1. To throw, as a lance; to dart; to let fly.

See whose arm can lanch the surer bolt.

2. To move, or cause to slide from the land into the water; as, to lanch a ship.

L'ANCH, v.i. To dart or fly off; to push off; as, to lanch into the wide world; to lanch into a wide field of discussion.

L'ANCH, n.

1. The sliding or movement of a ship from the land into the water, on ways prepared for the purpose.

2. A kind of boat, longer, lower, and more flat-bottomed than a long boat.