American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A cavalryman armed with a lance.
- n. A member of a regiment originally armed with lances.
- n. A kind of quadrille.
- n. The music for this dance.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who carries a lance; a soldier armed with a lance. There are regiments of lancers in most of the great armies of Europe; they are generally considered as light cavalry. These lancer regiments are known by different names. See Uhlan, Cossack.
- n. One who lances.
- n. A lancet.
- n. plural A popular set of quadrilles, first used in England about 1820. Also lanciers.
- n. Music for such a set of dances.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who lances; one who carries a lance; especially, a member of a mounted body of men armed with lances, attached to the cavalry service of some nations.
- n. obsolete A lancet.
- n. (Dancing) A set of quadrilles of a certain arrangement.
- n. (formerly) a cavalryman armed with a lance
- French lancier, from Old French, maker of lances, from lance, lance; see lance. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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