noun (used with a singular verb)
- lancelot, sir,
- lancet arch,
- lancet clock,
- lancet fish,
- lancet window
Origin of lancers
Origin of lancer
Examples from the Web for lancers
A regiment of United States lancers were drawn up in a hollow square round the Lethal Chamber.Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show|Robert W. Chambers|February 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It was a heavy task, and the 9th Lancers suffered severely in an attempt to hold up the Germans at Audregnies.A Short History of the Great War|A. F. Pollard
Away went the 9th Lancers, away went the Mounted Infantry, both pursuing the fugitives for a good five miles.South Africa and the Transvaal War, Vol. 2 (of 6)|Louis Creswicke
Poor Sarel, 9th Lancers, wounded severely, I am sorry to say.Twelve Years of a Soldier's Life in India|W. S. R. Hodson
It was at Salamanca that the 12th Lancers received this honoured name, because of their dash and rapid movements.
And thus the whole party, including the Lancers' doctor, were sent to Lourenco Marques that very day.My Reminiscences of the Anglo-Boer War|Ben Viljoen.
noun (functioning as singular)
- 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.)).