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lancer


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lancer  \Lan"cer\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  lancier.] 
  1.  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. 
  --Wilhelm. 
 
  2.  A  lancet.  [Obs.] 
 
  3.  pl  (Dancing)  A  set  of  quadrilles  of  a  certain 
  arrangement.  [Written  also  {lanciers}.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  lancer 
  n  :  (formerly)  a  cavalryman  armed  with  a  lance 




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