Associations to the word «Lance»


LANCE, noun. A weapon of war, consisting of a long shaft or handle and a steel blade or head; a spear carried by horsemen.
LANCE, noun. A wooden spear, sometimes hollow, used in jousting or tilting, designed to shatter on impact with the opposing knight’s armour.
LANCE, noun. (fishing) A spear or harpoon used by whalers and fishermen.
LANCE, noun. (military) A soldier armed with a lance; a lancer.
LANCE, noun. (military) An instrument which conveys the charge of a piece of ordnance and forces it home.
LANCE, noun. (founding) A small iron rod which suspends the core of the mold in casting a shell.
LANCE, noun. (pyrotechnics) One of the small paper cases filled with combustible composition, which mark the outlines of a figure.
LANCE, noun. (medicine) A lancet.
LANCE, verb. To pierce with a lance, or with any similar weapon.
LANCE, verb. To open with a lancet; to pierce; as, to lance a vein or an abscess.
LANCE, verb. To throw in the manner of a lance; to lanch.
LANCE, proper noun. A patronymic surname​.
LANCE, proper noun. A male given name, pet form of Lancelot or transferred use of the surname; by folk etymology associated with a lance.
LANCE CORPORAL, noun. (US) An enlisted rank of grade E-3 in the United States Marine Corps, ranking above private first class and below corporal. Abbreviated as LCpl.
LANCE CORPORAL, noun. (British) A non-commissioned officer in the British Army and Royal Marines, ranking above private and below corporal. A rank with NATO code OR-3.
LANCE CORPORALS, noun. Plural of lance corporal

Dictionary definition

LANCE, noun. A long pointed rod used as a tool or weapon.
LANCE, noun. An implement with a shaft and barbed point used for catching fish.
LANCE, noun. A surgical knife with a pointed double-edged blade; used for punctures and small incisions.
LANCE, verb. Move quickly, as if by cutting one's way; "Planes lanced towards the shore".
LANCE, verb. Pierce with a lance, as in a knights' fight.
LANCE, verb. Open by piercing with a lancet; "lance a boil".

Wise words

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