- 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 lancelancelike, adjectiveun·lanced, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for lance
Jones competed in the Southeastern Conference and attended the Senior Bowl, two proving grounds Lance did not have.Should Washington draft a quarterback? Make a trade? Stand pat? Five experts weigh in.|Sam Fortier, Nicki Jhabvala|February 19, 2021|Washington Post
On Lance’s request, she reconciled with her former husband and resided with him until his death in 2018.Pat Loud, early reality TV star as matriarch on ‘An American Family,’ dies at 94|Emily Langer|January 12, 2021|Washington Post
He eventually gets locked up in Chino, where he shares a cell with Billy Lancing, a black pool hustler from Seattle.
Late to-night Captain Lancing shot himself in the smoking-room of his club.
If my deductions are correct, Lancing only borrowed the papers on the distinct understanding that they should be returned.
I gave the papers to Captain Lancing and Mr. Maxwell, and asked them to see that they were securely placed away.
But poor Lancing was seriously handicapped by the fact that he had a woman for his antagonist.
There is not the slightest doubt that she induced Lancing to let her have those papers to copy.