Demilance
Demilance Dem"i*lance`, n. A light lance; a short spear; a half pike; also, a demilancer. [1913 Webster]

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  • demilance — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷+ˌ noun Etymology: Middle French demie lance, from demie (feminine of demi half) + lance 1. : a short light lance used chiefly in the 15th and 16th centuries 2. : a light cavalryman carrying a demilance …   Useful english dictionary

  • demilance — demi·lance …   English syllables

  • lance corporal — Lancepesade Lance pe*sade , n. [F. lancepessade, lanspessade, anspessade, It. lancia spezzata a broken lance or demilance, a demilance roan, a light horseman, bodyguard.] An assistant to a corporal; a private performing the duties of a corporal;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lancepesade — Lance pe*sade , n. [F. lancepessade, lanspessade, anspessade, It. lancia spezzata a broken lance or demilance, a demilance roan, a light horseman, bodyguard.] An assistant to a corporal; a private performing the duties of a corporal; called also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Demilancer — Dem i*lan cer, n. A soldier of light cavalry of the 16th century, who carried a demilance. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Coutilier — The coutilier (also coutillier, coustillier) was a title of a low ranking professional soldier in Medieval French armies. A coutilier was a member of the immediate entourage of a French knight or a squire called lances fournies.[1] The presence… …   Wikipedia

  • demilancer — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷+ noun : demilance 2 …   Useful english dictionary

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