lancers

[ lan-serz, lahn- ]
/ ˈlæn sərz, ˈlɑn- /

noun (used with a singular verb)

a set of quadrilles danced in sequence.
music for such a set of dances.

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Origin of lancers

First recorded in 1860–65; plural of lancer
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British Dictionary definitions for lancers

lancers
/ (ˈlɑːnsəz) /

noun (functioning as singular)

a quadrille for eight or sixteen couples
a piece of music composed for this dance
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