What is Lance?

Lance definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:
a long wooden shaft with a pointed metal head, used as a weapon by knights and cavalry soldiers in charging.
a cavalry soldier armed with such a weapon; lancer.
an implement resembling the weapon, as a spear for killing a harpooned whale.
(initial capital letter) Military. a U.S. Army surface-to-surface rocket with a range of 47 miles (75 km) and capable of carrying a tactical nuclear warhead.

a lancet.
oxygen lance.
Machinery. a tube having a nozzle for cleaning furnace walls and other inaccessible surfaces with air, water, or steam. a pipe for directing oxygen onto a heated metal object in order to burn a hole in it, the lance also being consumed so as to add to the heat.

verb (used with object), lanced,
to open with or as if with a lancet.
to pierce with a lance.

to cut through (concrete or the like) with an oxygen lance.

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