Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To throw or shoot; hurl; dart.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb rare To throw as a lance; to hurl; to dart.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb transitive, archaic To throw like a lance; to hurl.

Etymologies

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French élancer, Old French eslancier; prefix es- (Latin ex) + French lancer to dart, throw, from lance.

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