lance Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “lance” in the English Dictionary

"lance" in British English

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lancenoun [C]

uk   /lɑːns/  us   /læns/
a ​long, ​thinpole with a ​sharppoint that ​soldiers used in the past as a ​weapon when ​ridinghorses

lanceverb [T]

uk   /lɑːns/  us   /læns/
to ​cut the ​skin with a ​sharptool in ​order to ​releaseinfectedmatter that has ​collected under it: She had a boil lanced at the doctor's this ​morning.
(Definition of lance from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “lance”
in Spanish lanza…
in Vietnamese cái lao…
in Malaysian tombak…
in Thai หลาว…
in French lance…
in German die Lanze…
in Chinese (Simplified) 长矛…
in Indonesian tombak…
in Chinese (Traditional) 長矛…
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