Lancet architecture
Lancet Lan"cet, n. [F. lancette, dim. of lance lance. See {Lance}.] 1. A surgical knife-like instrument of various forms, commonly sharp-pointed and two-edged, used in venesection, and in opening abscesses, etc. [1913 Webster]

2. (Metal.) An iron bar used for tapping a melting furnace. --Knight. [1913 Webster]

{Lancet arch} (Arch.), a pointed arch, of which the width, or span, is narrow compared with the height.

{Lancet architecture}, a name given to a style of architecture, in which lancet arches are common; -- peculiar to England and 13th century. [1913 Webster]


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