demilance

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

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 18 Jun. 2024.

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