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From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:

  Lance \Lance\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Lanced}; p. pr. & vb. n.
     1. To pierce with a lance, or with any similar weapon.
              Seized the due victim, and with fury lanced Her
              back.                                 --Dryden.
     2. To open with a lancet; to pierce; as, to lance a vein or
        an abscess.
     3. To throw in the manner of a lance. See {Lanch}.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:

  Lance \Lance\, n. [OE. lance, F. lance, fr. L. lancea; cf. Gr.
     ?. Cf. {Launch}.]
     1. A weapon of war, consisting of a long shaft or handle and
        a steel blade or head; a spear carried by horsemen, and
        often decorated with a small flag; also, a spear or
        harpoon used by whalers and fishermen.
              A braver soldier never couched lance. --Shak.
     2. A soldier armed with a lance; a lancer.
     3. (Founding) A small iron rod which suspends the core of the
        mold in casting a shell.
     4. (Mil.) An instrument which conveys the charge of a piece
        of ordnance and forces it home.
     5. (Pyrotech.) One of the small paper cases filled with
        combustible composition, which mark the outlines of a
     {Free lance}, in the Middle Ages, and subsequently, a knight
        or roving soldier, who was free to engage for any state or
        commander that purchased his services; hence, a person who
        assails institutions or opinions on his own responsibility
        without regard to party lines or deference to authority.
     {Lance bucket} (Cavalry), a socket attached to a saddle or
        stirrup strap, in which to rest the but of a lance.
     {Lance corporal}, same as {Lancepesade}.
     {Lance knight}, a lansquenet. --B. Jonson.
     {Lance snake} (Zo["o]l.), the fer-de-lance.
     {Stink-fire lance} (Mil.), a kind of fuse filled with a
        composition which burns with a suffocating odor; -- used
        in the counter operations of miners.
     {To break a lance}, to engage in a tilt or contest.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 [wn]:

       n 1: a long pointed rod used as a weapon [syn: {spear}, {shaft}]
       2: an implement with a shaft and barbed point used for catching
          fish [syn: {spear}, {gig}, {fizgig}, {fishgig}]
       3: a surgical knife with a pointed double-edged blade; used for
          punctures and small incisions [syn: {lancet}]
       v 1: move quickly, as if by cutting one's way: "Planes lanced
            towards the shore"
       2: pierce with a lance, as in a knights' fight
       3: open by piercing with a lancet, as of a boil

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (09 FEB 02) [foldoc]:

     Local Area Network Controller for Ethernet.
     The alternative name for the Am7990 {integrated circuit} used
     in a {Filtabyte} {Ethernet} controller card.

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms December 2001 [vera]:

          LAN Controller for Ethernet (LAN)

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