demilance

noun
demi·​lance

Definition of demilance

1 : a short light lance used chiefly in the 15th and 16th centuries
2 : a light cavalryman carrying a demilance

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History and Etymology for demilance

Middle French demie lance, from demie (feminine of demi half) + lance

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“Demilance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/demilance. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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