Definition of lance noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

lance

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//lɑːns//
 
; NAmE NAmE//læns//
 
 
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a weapon with a long wooden handle and a pointed metal end that was used by people fighting on horses in the past Word Origin Middle English: from Old French lance (noun), lancier (verb), from Latin lancea (noun).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: lance