Demilance

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Demilance A light lance; a short spear; a half pike; also, a demilancer.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n demilance A short and light spear introduced in the sixteenth century.
    • n demilance A lightly armed horseman, especially one armed with a demi-lance. The demi-lances seem to have succeeded the hobblers of the middle ages, and to have been the prototypes of the more modern light horse.
    • n demilance The armor worn by such a horseman, consisting of open helmet, breast- and back-pieces, usually fitted with pauldrons, tassets, and, rarely, brassarts or demi-brassarts.
    • n demilance Also formerly dimilance.
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Usage

In literature:

Cloud, Joseph Demil, L. B. Hammond and Battise Arsenan; for Tamarack, Henry Foster, Louis Amel and John Smith.
"Fifty Years In The Northwest" by William Henry Carman Folsom
E. B. Demill, son of Nathan S. Demill, with a membership of sixteen.
"The Story of the Great Fire in St. John, N.B., June 20th, 1877" by George Stewart
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