from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To throw like a lance; to hurl.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To throw as a lance; to hurl; to dart.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To throw or shoot; hurl; dart.
French élancer, Old French eslancier; prefix es- (Latin ex) + French lancer to dart, throw, from lance. (Wiktionary)