[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.)).
noun, British Military. 1. a sergeant of the lowest rank. 2. (formerly) a corporal appointed to act as sergeant, without increase in pay; an acting sergeant. noun 1. a corporal acting as a sergeant, usually on a temporary basis and without additional pay
[lan-sit, lahn-] /ˈlæn sɪt, ˈlɑn-/ noun 1. a small surgical instrument, usually sharp-pointed and two-edged, for making small incisions, opening abscesses, etc. 2. Architecture. /ˈlɑːnsɪt/ noun 1. Also called lance. a pointed surgical knife with two sharp edges 2. short for lancet arch, lancet window n. late 14c., launcet, from Old French lancette “small lance” […]
noun 1. a mantel clock having a case formed like an acutely pointed arch.
[lan-si-tid, lahn-] /ˈlæn sɪ tɪd, ˈlɑn-/ adjective 1. having lancet-headed openings. /ˈlɑːnsɪtɪd/ adjective 1. (architect) having one or more lancet arches or windows