Definition of Lancelike

1. Adjective. (of a leaf shape) shaped like a lance head; narrow and tapering to a pointed apex.

Exact synonyms: Lanceolate
Similar to: Simple, Unsubdivided



Definition of Lancelike

1. Adjective. Resembling a lance. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lancelike

lance-corporal
lance-jack
lance-jacks
lance corporal
lance corporals
lance fish
lanced
lancefish
lancefishes
lancegay
lancegays
lancehead
lanceless
lancelet
lancelets
lancelike (current term)
lancely
lanceolar
lanceolate
lanceolate leaf
lanceolate spleenwort
lanceolated
lancepesade
lancepesades
lancer
lancers
lances
lancet
lancet arch
lancet fish

Literary usage of Lancelike

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1. The Story of the Fishes by George Robert Charles Herbert Pembroke, James Newton Baskett, George Henry Kingsley (1899)
"... as is shown by their having then crushing teeth only and no cutting teeth whatever. Now in all our dangerous sharks the teeth are lancelike. FIG. 39. ..."

2. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1892)
"... and the tall green bamboos lancelike rear their heads above the thick hedges of aloes and prickly pears, when for miles the country is brilliant with ..."

3. A Vagabond Journey Around the World: A Narrative of Personal Experience by Harry Alverson Franck (1911)
"The racing, bellowing cattle, urged slowly up the shute into the waiting cars by blaspheming stockmen, waving lancelike poles above their heads, ..."

4. Evolution and Animal Life: An Elementary Discussion of Facts, Processes by David Starr Jordan, Vernon Lyman Kellogg (1907)
"... others with nodding flowers; some with dark green, woolly leaves in whorls, or with polished light green, lancelike, scattered leaves." r• i . Fio. 67. ..."

5. Constantinople by Edwin Augustus Grosvenor (1895)
"monotony of the surface; then come the tiers of windows, row on row; and over all the lancelike staff, tipped by the glittering spearhead, whence, ..."

6. The Romance of Dollard by Mary Hartwell Catherwood (1889)
"lancelike windows gave it light, and in the walls were loopholes which had been stopped with stone to keep out the Canadian winter. ..."

7. How France Built Her Cathedrals: A Study in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries by Elizabeth Boyle O'Reilly (1921)
"... whose Romanesque towers was ever finished with a spire, the octagonal faces of which were relieved by curious lancelike ridges not repeated elsewhere. ..."

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