- a tube having a nozzle for cleaning furnace walls and other inaccessible surfaces with air, water, or steam.
- a pipe for directing oxygen onto a heated metal object in order to burn a hole in it, the lance also being consumed so as to add to the heat.
verb (used with object), lanced, lanc·ing.
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OTHER WORDS FROM lancelancelike, adjectiveun·lanced, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for lance
That’s why Lance, who is more of a developmental prospect but with very impressive physical gifts, would make sense as the choice.
They could take Fields or Lance, but the problem with drafting a quarterback is that financially they are locked in to Matt Ryan for the next two years.
Crossover performer and Pervout.com owner Lance Hart avoids some of the increased risk his fellow colleagues face.Risky Business or None of Your Business? Gay XXX Films and the Condom Question|Aurora Snow|November 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
After Mia overdoses on heroin, Vincent brings her to the home of Lance and Jody.The Secrets of ‘Pulp Fiction’: 20 Things You Didn’t Know About the Movie on Its 20th Anniversary|Marlow Stern|October 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
"Ah, that trip with Lance," he said, then glanced down, with those melancholy eyes.
If you didn't think Lance Bass was having an awesome time being Lance Bass, then think again.The Ice Bucket Challenge: Celebrities Promote ALS Awareness, Washboard Abs|Amy Zimmerman|August 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And all I really knew about you was what I heard through Lance, Inc.I Pushed the Lance Armstrong Lie: An Open Letter to Greg LeMond|Mark McKinnon|July 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Right over the stone marker, a long-shafted war-lance was carved—the blade pointing down.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
Where sabre, lance, and bayonet, right soon would turn and flee!
Stop and try a ride, Billy, urged Lance Darby, holding the cord of the tugging kite.
She made so much noise that Lance grabbed at her and tried to put her out of the room, Topsy still barking furiously.
That was a great scheme you suggested about the kite the other day, Laura, declared Lance Darby.