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Definition of "lancer" []

  • A cavalryman armed with a lance. (noun)
  • A member of a regiment originally armed with lances. (noun)
  • A kind of quadrille. (noun)
  • The music for this dance. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "lancer" in a sentence
  • "But no matter the rumors, he was known as a lancer of surpassing skill and surpassing power, and no Knight wanted to draw his lot when the tournament began."
  • "Smoldering beneath the pleasant exterior and the uniform of a lancer is a magus - or a lancer with the power of a second-level adept."
  • "At Hulagur's call the lancer rode up to the waiting Apache, stretched out a booted foot in the heavy stirrup, and held down a hand to bring"