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Dictionary definition for: Lance

1. (n) a long pointed rod used as a weapon

2. (v) move quickly, as if by cutting one''s way; "Planes lanced towards the shore"

3. (n) an implement with a shaft and barbed point used for catching fish

4. (v) pierce with a lance, as in a knights" fight

5. (n) a surgical knife with a pointed double-edged blade; used for punctures and small incisions

6. (v) open by piercing with a lancet; "lance a boil"

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