Lancet

Lan"cet

(?), n. [F. lancette, dim. of lance lance. See Lance.] 1. A surgical knife-like instrument of various forms, commonly sharp-pointed and two-edged, used in venesection, and in opening abscesses, etc.
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2. (Metal.) An iron bar used for tapping a melting furnace. Knight.
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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.
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lan"cet*fish`

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lan"cet fish`

n. (Zol.) A large, elongated, scaleless, voracious, deep-sea fish (Alepidosaurus ferox), having long, sharp, lancetlike teeth and a long saillike dorsal fin. [wns=1]
Syn. -- lancet fish, wolffish.
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2. The doctor, or surgeon fish.
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