Definitions

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  • adj. Resembling a lance.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. (of a leaf shape) shaped like a lance head; narrow and tapering to a pointed apex

Etymologies

lance +‎ -like (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The girl was covered with 5,274 beads, the same size and form as those covering the boy; she had no belt, but at her side the archaeologists found a number of small, lancelike ivory objects and two batonlike objects made from antlers.

    The Goddess and the Bull

  • Fire flared from Anya's fingertips, lancelike fire.

    The White Order

  • Out on the rolling skyline, fifty miles away, a lancelike ray of blue-white light shot up into the gathering dusk-a clump of five rays, really, from five deep shafts in an irregular pentagon half a mile across, blended into one by the distance.

    Uller Uprising

  • And then she came up, up, with a leap so long, so lancelike, it recovered all she had lost.

    Ainslee's, Vol. 15, No. 5, June 1905

  • The first type of damage often passes unnoticed and is due to the feeding of early emerging weevils, which puncture the immature nuts with their long lancelike beaks to feed on the juices within.

    Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the 44th Annual Meeting Rochester, N.Y. August 31 and September 1, 1953

  • Out on the rolling skyline, fifty miles away, a lancelike ray of blue-white light shot up into the gathering dusk -- a clump of five rays, really, from five deep shafts in an irregular pentagon half a mile across, blended into one by the distance.

    Uller Uprising

  • He snorted, leaped, and plunged forward, the clatter of his hoofs bringing lancelike streaks of fire out of the surrounding blackness.

    'Firebrand' Trevison

  • Cactus and yucca dotted the slopes, thorny, lancelike, repellent; lava, dull, hinting of volcanic fire, filled crevices and depressions, and huge blocks of stone, detached in the progress of disintegration, were scattered about.

    'Firebrand' Trevison

  • She stood lancelike in her straightness and her eyes blazed, too, but her voice lost neither its control nor its dignity.

    The Tyranny of Weakness

  • The broad shoulders and the lancelike carriage proclaimed Von Ritz even before the downcast face was raised.

    The Lighted Match

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