[ 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

Definition for lancers (2 of 2)

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


a cavalry soldier armed with a lance.

Origin of lancer

From the Middle French word lancier, dating back to 1580–90. See lance1, -er2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for lancers (1 of 2)

/ (ˈlɑːnsəz) /

noun (functioning as singular)

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

British Dictionary definitions for lancers (2 of 2)

/ (ˈlɑːnsə) /


(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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