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 for lance
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lance \Lance\ (l[a^]ns), n. [OE. lance, F. lance, fr. L. lancea;
     cf. Gr. lo`gchh. Cf. Launch.]
     1. A weapon of war, consisting of a long shaft or handle and
        a steel blade or head; a spear carried by horsemen, and
        often decorated with a small flag; also, a spear or
        harpoon used by whalers and fishermen.
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              A braver soldier never couched lance. --Shak.
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     2. A soldier armed with a lance; a lancer.
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     3. (Founding) A small iron rod which suspends the core of the
        mold in casting a shell.
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     4. (Mil.) An instrument which conveys the charge of a piece
        of ordnance and forces it home.
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     5. (Pyrotech.) One of the small paper cases filled with
        combustible composition, which mark the outlines of a
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     6. (Med.) A lancet.
     Free lance, in the Middle Ages, and subsequently, a knight
        or roving soldier, who was free to engage for any state or
        commander that purchased his services; hence, a person who
        assails institutions or opinions on his own responsibility
        without regard to party lines or deference to authority.
        See also freelance, n. and a., and freelancer.
     Lance bucket (Cavalry), a socket attached to a saddle or
        stirrup strap, in which to rest the but of a lance.
     Lance corporal, same as Lancepesade.
     Lance knight, a lansquenet. --B. Jonson.
     Lance snake (Zool.), the fer-de-lance.
     Stink-fire lance (Mil.), a kind of fuse filled with a
        composition which burns with a suffocating odor; -- used
        in the counter operations of miners.
     To break a lance, to engage in a tilt or contest.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lance \Lance\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Lanced; p. pr. & vb. n.
     1. To pierce with a lance, or with any similar weapon.
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              Seized the due victim, and with fury lanced
              Her back.                             --Dryden.
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     2. To open with a lancet; to pierce; as, to lance a vein or
        an abscess.
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     3. To throw in the manner of a lance. See Lanch.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a long pointed rod used as a tool or weapon [syn: spear,
           lance, shaft]
      2: an implement with a shaft and barbed point used for catching
         fish [syn: spear, gig, fizgig, fishgig, lance]
      3: a surgical knife with a pointed double-edged blade; used for
         punctures and small incisions [syn: lancet, lance]
      v 1: move quickly, as if by cutting one's way; "Planes lanced
           towards the shore"
      2: pierce with a lance, as in a knights' fight
      3: open by piercing with a lancet; "lance a boil"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  119 Moby Thesaurus words for "lance":
     amputate, assegai, auger, ax, bayonet, bisect, bite, bore, bowl,
     broach, butcher, carve, cast, catapult, chop, chuck, chunk, cleave,
     countersink, cut, cut away, cut in two, cut off, dagger, dart,
     dash, dichotomize, dirk, dissever, drill, empierce, excise, fire,
     fissure, fix, fling, flip, fork, gash, gore, gouge, gouge out,
     hack, halve, heave, hew, hole, honeycomb, hurl, hurtle, impale,
     incise, javelin, jerk, jigsaw, knife, lancet, launch, let fly, lob,
     needle, open, pare, pass, peg, pelt, penetrate, perforate, pierce,
     pike, pink, pitch, pitchfork, plunge in, poniard, prick, prune,
     punch, puncture, put, put the shot, ream, ream out, rend, riddle,
     rive, run through, saber, saw, scissor, serve, sever, shy, skewer,
     slash, slice, sling, slit, snap, snip, spear, spike, spit, split,
     stab, stick, stiletto, sunder, sword, tap, tear, throw, tilt, toss,
     transfix, transpierce, trepan, trephine, whittle

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016) :

         LAN Controller for Ethernet (LAN)

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

     Local Area Network Controller for Ethernet.
     The alternative name for the Am7990 integrated circuit used
     in a Filtabyte Ethernet controller card.

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