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lance

noun (n)

  • a long pointed rod used as a tool or weapon (noun.artifact)
    Synonym: shaft, spear
    source: wordnet30
  • an implement with a shaft and barbed point used for catching fish (noun.artifact)
    Synonym: fishgig, fizgig, gig, spear
    source: wordnet30
  • a surgical knife with a pointed double-edged blade; used for punctures and small incisions (noun.artifact)
    Synonym: lancet
    source: wordnet30
  • 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. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • move quickly, as if by cutting one's way (verb.motion)
    Example:
    Planes lanced towards the shore.
    source: wordnet30
  • pierce with a lance, as in a knights' fight (verb.contact)
    source: wordnet30
  • open by piercing with a lancet (verb.contact)
    Example:
    Lance a boil.
    source: wordnet30
  • To pierce with a lance, or with any similar weapon. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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