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)



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