Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See sand lance.

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  • n. A lance.
  • n. A balance.
  • n. greater sand eel, Hyperoplus lanceolatus

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A lance.
  • n. A balance.
  • n. See lant, the fish.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • An obsolete form of lance.
  • n. See lance.

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

  • n. very small silvery eellike schooling fishes that burrow into sandy beaches

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Perhaps alteration of lance.

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See lance.

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From Italian lance, Latin lanx, lancis ("plate, scale of a balance"); compare balance.

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