- a cavalry soldier armed with a lance.
Origin of lancer
Examples from the Web for lancer
Historical Examples of lancer
For reasons of his own the lancer colonel does not intrude his company on the captives.The Lone Ranche
Captain Mayne Reid
Stevenson was yet speaking when a Lancer was seen approaching at a wild gallop.Blue Lights
Well, you must dress this lancer every morning in the same way.Monsieur, Madame and Bebe, Complete
I have made this hussar grasp a lancer by the throat, and thrust a sword into his side.Ralph Wilton's weird
In comes an old 17th Lancer sergeant, and I tell him what has been done to my cartoon.An Autobiography
- (formerly) a cavalryman armed with a lance
- a member of a regiment retaining such a title
- (plural; capital when part of a name)the 21st Lancers
1580s, "soldier armed with a lance," from French lancier, from Old French lance (see lance (n.)).