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