Definition of Lancer

1. Noun. (formerly) a cavalryman armed with a lance.

Generic synonyms: Cavalryman, Trooper



Definition of Lancer

1. n. One who lances; one who carries a lance; especially, a member of a mounted body of men armed with lances, attached to the cavalry service of some nations.

Definition of Lancer

1. Noun. (military) A cavalry soldier armed with a lance weapon ¹

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Definition of Lancer

1. a cavalryman armed with a lance [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lancer

lancegay
lancegays
lancehead
lanceless
lancelet
lancelets
lancelike
lancely
lanceolar
lanceolate
lanceolate leaf
lanceolate spleenwort
lanceolated
lancepesade
lancepesades
lancer (current term)
lancers
lances
lancet
lancet arch
lancet fish
lancet window
lanceted
lancetfish
lancetfishes
lanceth
lancets
lancewood
lancewood tree
lancewoods

Literary usage of Lancer

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1. An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1893)
"O. uhlan,a. lancer. — Pol. u/an,an uhlan; which, according to ... a lancer, being only borrowed from Turkish ..."

2. Napoleon; a History of the Art of War by Theodore Ayrault Dodge (1907)
"... retired via Fisch- bach; Macdonald with his corps and Sebastiani covered this operation at Weissig, and remained awhile on the left bank; French lancer ..."

3. A Concise Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1882)
"F. lancer, to hurl, fling, dart, also to prick, pierce. — F. lance, a lance (above). landau, a kind of coach. ..."

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