When soldiers are on the battlefield, they are usually armed with lances. A lance is a long, pointed weapon that is used mainly for stabbing.

  • The lance was very sharp, and it would easily pierce the armor of the enemy.

  • The lance was a very important weapon in the battle, and the soldiers were very careful when they were using it.

Definition of lances


a surgical knife with a pointed double-edged blade; used for punctures and small incisions




an implement with a shaft and barbed point used for catching fish


fishgig, fizgig, gig, spear


a long pointed rod used as a tool or weapon


shaft, spear


move quickly, as if by cutting one's way


open by piercing with a lancet


pierce with a lance, as in a knights' fight

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Example Sentences for lances

  • 1

    Blaze is the uninhibited side of Lance.

  • 2

    Lance Armstrong relinquishes position.

  • 3

    The lance was the main weapon of the hussar.

  • 4

    The kopia lance was the main weapon of the hussar.

  • 5

    They are pivotal in the fighting and ending of the War of the Lance.

  • 6

    They relate the stories of the children of the Heroes of the Lance.

  • 7

    Caramon was the strongest of the Heroes of the Lance, and a fearsome warrior.

  • 8

    It was used in the east as an armour piercing alternative to the lance.

  • 9

    Lance acknowledged this with a quizzical glance and turned to Alice.

  • 10

    Matabei was renowned as a famous adept of the art of the lance.