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lance

lance

 
 
pronunciation:
laens
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: a weapon with a long pole and pointed metal head.
The knight on horseback used a lance in battle.
similar words:
javelin, shaft, spear
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: lanced, lances, lancing
definition: to cut open with a sharp tool.
The doctor lanced the swelling on my foot.
synonyms:
slice
similar words:
cut, open, perforate, pierce, puncture, slit
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