Part of speech: noun

A surgeons instrument with one or more small, keen blades.

Part of speech: noun

An acutely pointed window.

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Usage examples "lancet":

  1. The arch itself is also very short and sharp pointed; like the tops of lancet windows. - "A Bibliographical, Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in France and Germany, Volume One", Thomas Frognall Dibdin.
  2. In another similar case, I removed the elevated hard edges of the ulcer by the lancet, and then tried the caustic, without better success. - "An Essay on the Application of the Lunar Caustic in the Cure of Certain Wounds and Ulcers", John Higginbottom.
  3. Nevertheless, her anaesthetizing demands perfect steadiness of the lancet. - "More Hunting Wasps", J. Henri Fabre.