lancer

[ lan-ser, lahn- ]
/ ˈlæn sər, ˈlɑn- /
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noun

a cavalry soldier armed with a lance.

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Origin of lancer

From the Middle French word lancier, dating back to 1580–90. See lance1, -er2
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British Dictionary definitions for lancer

lancer
/ (ˈlɑːnsə) /

noun

(formerly) a cavalryman armed with a lance
  1. a member of a regiment retaining such a title
  2. (plural; capital when part of a name)the 21st Lancers
See also lancers
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