Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

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

  • noun (Zoöl.) See lant, the fish.
  • noun obsolete A balance.
  • noun obsolete A lance.

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  • noun zoology greater sand eel, Hyperoplus lanceolatus
  • noun obsolete A lance.
  • noun obsolete A balance.

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

  • noun 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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