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[lan-serz, lahn-] /ˈlæn sərz, ˈlɑn-/

noun, (used with a singular verb)
a set of quadrilles danced in sequence.
music for such a set of dances.
[lan-ser, lahn-] /ˈlæn sər, ˈlɑn-/
a cavalry soldier armed with a .
noun (functioning as sing)
a quadrille for eight or sixteen couples
a piece of music composed for this dance
(formerly) a cavalryman armed with a lance


1580s, “soldier armed with a lance,” from French lancier, from Old French lance (see lance (n.)).


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