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lance

lance

 
 
pronunciation:
laens
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a spearlike weapon with a long shaft and pointed metal head, used by mounted troops.
similar words:
halberd, javelin, pike, shaft, spear
definition 2: a similar weapon, as for spearing fish.
synonyms:
spear
similar words:
harpoon, javelin, pike, shaft
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: lanced, lances, lancing
definition: to cut into or cut open with a lancet or similar instrument.
The doctor lanced the boil on my neck.
synonyms:
slice
similar words:
cut, incise, open, perforate, pierce, puncture, slit
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