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Etymology 1[edit]


lanch (plural lanches)

  1. (UK, dialect) A large bed of flints.
    • 1871 Thomas Hardy "Desperate Remedies"
      [] difficult to cultivate, on account of the outcrop thereon of a large bed of flints
      called locally a 'lanch' or 'lanchet.'

Etymology 2[edit]

See lance, launch.


lanch (third-person singular simple present lanches, present participle lanching, simple past and past participle lanched)

  1. (obsolete) To pierce, as with a lance; to lance.
  2. (obsolete) To throw, as a lance; to let fly; to launch.