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English definition of “lance”

lance

noun [C] uk   /lɑːns/ us    /læns/
a long, thin pole with a sharp point that soldiers used in the past as a weapon when riding horses

lance

verb [T] uk   /lɑːns/ us    /læns/
to cut the skin with a sharp tool in order to release infected matter that has collected under it: She had a boil lanced at the doctor's this morning.
(Definition of lance from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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