Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A light lance; a short spear.
  • n. One who carries a demilance; a demilancer.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A light lance; a short spear; a half pike; also, a demilancer.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A short and light spear introduced in the sixteenth century.
  • n. A lightly armed horseman, especially one armed with a demi-lance.
  • n. The armor worn by such a horseman, consisting of open helmet, breast- and back-pieces, usually fitted with pauldrons, tassets, and, rarely, brassarts or demi-brassarts.
  • n. Also formerly dimilance.

Etymologies

demi- +‎ lance (Wiktionary)

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