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Noun: lance  lãn(t)s
  1. A long pointed rod used as a tool or weapon
    - spear, shaft
     
  2. An implement with a shaft and barbed point used for catching fish
    - spear, gig, fizgig, fishgig
     
  3. A surgical knife with a pointed double-edged blade; used for punctures and small incisions
    - lancet
Verb: lance  lãn(t)s
  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"

Derived forms: lanced, lances, lancing

Type of: arm, go, implement, locomote, move, open, open up, pierce, surgical knife, thrust, travel, weapon, weapon system

Part of: fishing gear, fishing rig, fishing tackle, rig, tackle

Encyclopedia: Lance, Inc