[syn: lancet, lance]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Lancet \Lan"cet\, n. [F. lancette, dim. of lance lance. See
1. A surgical knife-like instrument of various forms,
commonly sharp-pointed and two-edged, used in venesection,
and in opening abscesses, etc.
2. (Metal.) An iron bar used for tapping a melting furnace.
Lancet arch (Arch.), a pointed arch, of which the width, or
span, is narrow compared with the height.
Lancet architecture, a name given to a style of
architecture, in which lancet arches are common; --
peculiar to England and 13th century.
[1913 Webster] lancetfish
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: an acutely pointed Gothic arch, like a lance [syn: lancet
2: a surgical knife with a pointed double-edged blade; used for
punctures and small incisions [syn: lancet, lance]