1 of 2

transitive verb

: to remove (as clinkers from a boiler wall) by means of a stream of air under pressure

air lance

2 of 2


: a device (as a nozzle) used in air-lancing

Word History

First Known Use

Transitive Verb

circa 1956, in the meaning defined above


1905, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of air-lance was in 1905

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“Air-lance.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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