- a cavalry soldier armed with a lance
- a member of a cavalry regiment that was originally or traditionally armed with lances
Origin of lancerFrench lancier ; from Late Latin lancearius
- A cavalryman armed with a lance.
- A member of a regiment originally armed with lances.
- lancers (used with a sing. verb)a. A kind of quadrille.b. The music for this dance.
Origin of lancerFrench lancier, from Old French, maker of lances, from lance, lance; see lance.