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lamplighter a person formerly employed to light and extinguish gas street lights. [2 definitions]
lampoon an attack through ridicule, as in an essay, cartoon, or comedy; satire. [2 definitions]
lamppost a post that supports a lamp, esp. a street lamp.
lamprey any of various eel-like fish, found in fresh and salt water, with a jawless, sucking mouth with which it attaches itself to other fish and sucks their blood; lamprey eel.
lampshade a device placed over or around a lamp for the purpose of diffusing, reflecting, or reducing its light.
LAN abbreviation of "Local Area Network," a group of computers, such as work stations in a business, connected with each other by their own data communications network that allows sharing of devices and data within a limited area.
lanai (Hawaiian) a roofed porch or patio.
lance a spearlike weapon with a long shaft and pointed metal head, used by mounted troops. [3 definitions]
Lance Armstrong U.S. professional cyclist, and seven-time winner of the Tour de France (b.1971).
lance corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps, the rank above that of private first class and below that of corporal.
lancelet any of various slender fishlike marine organisms having a notochord instead of a true vertebral column.
Lancelot in Arthurian legend, the greatest of the Knights of the Round Table and the lover of Guinevere.
lanceolate resembling the head of a lance; narrow and pointed, as certain leaves.
lancer a mounted soldier armed with a lance.
lancers (used with a sing. verb) a set of quadrilles danced in sequence, or the music accompanying such dances.
lancet a small, sharp, two-edged surgical knife used for small incisions or opening boils or abscesses.
lancet arch a narrow sharply pointed arch, used esp. in Gothic windows.
lancet window a tall narrow window terminating in a lancet arch.
lancewood any of several tropical trees or the durable elastic wood they yield, used for fishing rods, billiard cues, and carriage shafts.
land the solid portion of the earth's surface. [11 definitions]
landau a four-wheeled horse-drawn carriage with wide facing seats, each having its own collapsible roof. [2 definitions]