Found 3 items, similar to lance.
English → Indonesian
English → English
v 1: move quickly, as if by cutting one's way; “Planes lanced
towards the shore”
2: pierce with a lance, as in a knights' fight
3: open by piercing with a lancet; “lance a boil”
n 1: a long pointed rod used as a weapon [syn: spear
2: an implement with a shaft and barbed point used for catching
fish [syn: spear
3: a surgical knife with a pointed double-edged blade; used for
punctures and small incisions [syn: lancet
English → English
(l[a^]ns), n. [OE. lance, F. lance, fr. L. lancea;
cf. Gr. lo`gchh. Cf. Launch
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. A soldier armed with a lance; a lancer.
3. (Founding) A small iron rod which suspends the core of the
mold in casting a shell.
4. (Mil.) An instrument which conveys the charge of a piece
of ordnance and forces it home.
5. (Pyrotech.) One of the small paper cases filled with
combustible composition, which mark the outlines of a
6. (Med.) A lancet.
, 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.
See also freelance
, n. and a., and freelancer
(Cavalry), a socket attached to a saddle or
stirrup strap, in which to rest the but of a lance.
, same as Lancepesade
, a lansquenet. --B. Jonson.
(Zo["o]l.), the fer-de-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.
, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Lanced
; p. pr. & vb. n.
1. To pierce with a lance, or with any similar weapon.
Seized the due victim, and with fury lanced
Her back. --Dryden.
2. To open with a lancet; to pierce; as, to lance a vein or
3. To throw in the manner of a lance. See Lanch