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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]
land bank a bank that finances transactions in real estate, esp. those involving farmland.
land contract a real estate contract in which the buyer agrees to make periodic payments to the seller, taking title only when the purchase price has been paid in full.
landed consisting of land. [2 definitions]
lander one that lands, esp. a type of spacecraft that is designed to land on the surface of a planet, comet, or moon, for the purposes of retrieving or transmitting scientific data.
landfall a sighting or reaching of land after a voyage, esp. by sea, or the land thus seen or reached.
landfill a method of simultaneously building up land and disposing of solid waste by burying the waste in low-lying ground. [2 definitions]