Lancer meaning

lăn'sər
A cavalryman armed with a lance.
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A member of a regiment originally armed with lances.
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A cavalry soldier armed with a lance.
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A member of a cavalry regiment that was originally or traditionally armed with lances.
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(military) A cavalry soldier armed with a lance weapon.
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Origin of lancer

  • French lancier from Old French maker of lances from lance lance lance
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition