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lance British & World English

A long weapon with a wooden shaft and a pointed steel head, formerly used by a horseman in charging

lance English Thesaurus

a knight with a lance

sand lance British & World English

Another term for sand eel.

thermic lance British & World English

A steel pipe packed with steel wool through which a jet of oxygen or other gas may be passed to generate a very hot cutting flame

Armstrong, Lance British & World English

(1971-), US cyclist. He won the Tour de France in 1999 after successfully battling testicular cancer, and repeated the win for the next six years (2000–05). In 2012 he was stripped of these titles for using performance-enhancing drugs

fer de lance British & World English

A large and dangerous pit viper native to Central and South America

lance corporal British & World English

A rank of non-commissioned officer in the British army, above private and below corporal

lance sergeant British & World English

A rank in the Foot Guards equivalent to corporal

fer de lance New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

large pit viper of Central and South America

lance bombardier British & World English

A rank of non-commissioned officer in an artillery regiment of the British army, corresponding to that of a lance corporal in the infantry

lance bombardier New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

rank in a British artillery regiment

freelance British & World English

Self-employed and hired to work for different companies on particular assignments

fers de lance in fer de lance British & World English

A large and dangerous pit viper native to Central and South America