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lance

 
Noun lance has 3 senses
  1. spear, lance, shaft - a long pointed rod used as a weapon
    --1 is a kind of weapon, arm, weapon system
    --1 has parts: barb; spearhead, spearpoint, spear-point
    --1 has particulars: assegai, assagai; javelin; trident
    Derived form: verb lance2
  2. spear, gig, fizgig, fishgig, lance - an implement with a shaft and barbed point used for catching fish
    --2 is a kind of implement
    --2 is a member of
     fishing gear, tackle, fishing tackle, fishing rig, rig
    --2 has particulars: harpoon; leister
  3. lancet, lance - a surgical knife with a pointed double-edged blade; used for punctures and small incisions
    --3 is a kind of surgical knife
    Derived form: verb lance3
Verb lance has 3 senses
  1. lance - move quickly, as if by cutting one's way; "Planes lanced towards the shore"
    --1 is one way to
    travel, go, move, locomote
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s
    Something is ----ing PP
    Somebody ----s PP
  2. lance - pierce with a lance, as in a knights' fight
    --2 is one way to
    pierce, thrust
    Derived form: noun lance1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
  3. lance - open by piercing with a lancet; "lance a boil"
    --3 is one way to
    open, open up
    Derived form: noun lance3
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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