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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. [12 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]
landform any of the earth's topographic features, such as a mountain or canyon, that have been formed by natural forces of movement, erosion, or the like.
land-grabber a person who uses unfair or fraudulent tactics to gain possession of land.
land grant a tract of public land given by a government for a highway, state college, railroad, or the like.
land-grant of or pertaining to any of a number of U.S. colleges and universities originally given government land in return for offering instruction in agriculture and the mechanical arts, now funded by their respective states with federal supplements.
landgrave a medieval German count having jurisdiction over a large territory. [2 definitions]
landgravine the wife of a landgrave.
landholder one who owns, occupies, or holds rights to a piece of land.