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Definition of lance:

  1. A small iron rod which suspends the core of the mold in casting a shell.
  2. A soldier armed with a lance; a lancer.
  3. 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.
  4. An instrument which conveys the charge of a piece of ordnance and forces it home.
  5. One of the small paper cases filled with combustible composition, which mark the outlines of a figure.
  6. To open with a lancet; to pierce; as, to lance a vein or an abscess.
  7. To pierce with a lance, or with any similar weapon.
  8. To throw in the manner of a lance. See Lanch.

Synonyms:

delegate, lancet arch, depute, beam of light, peter, propel, beam, impel, emit, prick, fishgig, putz, dart, hurl, discharge, slam, scape, tool, jibe, fizgig, transmit, throw, dismiss, rotating shaft, gibe, ray, send, launch, project, light beam, drive, cast, dick, shaft of light, shot, spear, sling, shaft, despatch, cock, dig, diaphysis, calamus, lancet, gig, pecker, irradiation, fling, forward, ray of light.

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