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lance

[ lans, lahns ]SEE DEFINITION OF lance

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LANCE

The lance then gets in the way and has to be tied to the saddle.

All admit or assert that the lance is in this warfare the better weapon.

Fair on each shield struck a lance, and backward reeled their holders.

And he can ride a horse and hold a lance, can he not, at any rate in your quarrel?

Straight at Peter's undefended face drove Morella's lance, but lo!

But the chain was stretched straight and stiff as a lance,—she could not untwist it.

Alike below the saddle and above it he was as light as a leaf and as firm as a lance.

He was trained to ride a horse boldly and to be skilful with the sword and the lance.

In the dread stillness out came the lance, and Robbie was bled.

Robbie had appeared to be conscious before the operation of the lance.

WORD ORIGIN

late 13c. (late 12c. as a surname), from Old French lance (12c.), from Latin lancea "light spear, Spanish lance" (Italian lancia, Spanish lanza), possibly of Celt-Iberian origin. The French word spread into Germanic (cf. German Lanze, Middle Dutch lanse, Dutch lans, Danish landse). Lance corporal (1786) is from obsolete lancepesade "officer of lowest rank" (1570s), from Old Italian lancia spezzata "old soldier," literally "broken lance."

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