- a tube having a nozzle for cleaning furnace walls and other inaccessible surfaces with air, water, or steam.
- a pipe for directing oxygen onto a heated metal object in order to burn a hole in it, the lance also being consumed so as to add to the heat.
verb (used with object), lanced, lanc·ing.
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Origin of lance1
OTHER WORDS FROM lancelance·like, adjectiveun·lanced, adjective
Words nearby lance
Example sentences from the Web for lancing
Lancing the gum, though it is seldom done now-a-days, is justified in a few cases.The Eugenic Marriage, Vol 2 (of 4)|W. Grant Hague
And if Captain Lancing had shot himself that was proof positive.
Now, I conclude that Lancing did not fail to find his deceiver.
It was only a shower through which the declining sun was lancing silver rays.Guy and Pauline|Compton Mackenzie
Once when Mr. and Mrs. Eisele went to see Mrs. Brown, Lancing's mother, they took me with them.Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves|Work Projects Administration