air-lance

transitive verb

Definition of air-lance

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

air lance

noun

Definition of air lance (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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First Known Use of air-lance

Transitive verb

circa 1956, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1905, in the meaning defined above

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“Air-lance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/air-lance. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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