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lance - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'lance' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Lance [ n.]
- 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 soldier armed with a lance; a lancer.
- A small iron rod which suspends the core of the mold in casting a shell.
- An instrument which conveys the charge of a piece of ordnance and forces it home.
- One of the small paper cases filled with combustible composition, which mark the outlines of a figure.
2 . Lance [ v. t.]
- To pierce with a lance, or with any similar weapon.
- To open with a lancet; to pierce; as, to lance a vein or an abscess.
- To throw in the manner of a lance. See Lanch.

Meaning of 'lance' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . lance [ v]
Meaning (1):
- open by piercing with a lancet
Example in sentence:
  • lance a boil
Meaning (2):
- move quickly, as if by cutting one's way
Example in sentence:
  • Planes lanced towards the shore