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Knight's shaft (5 letter answer)

The Answer




The answer LANCE is seen frequently, appearing about once every 170 puzzles.

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LANCE as a noun:

1. (spear, lance, shaft) = a long pointed rod used as a weapon
2. (spear, gig, fizgig, fishgig, lance) = an implement with a shaft and barbed point used for catching fish
3. (lancet, lance) = a surgical knife with a pointed double-edged blade; used for punctures and small incisions

LANCE as a verb:

1. move quickly, as if by cutting one's way; "Planes lanced towards the shore"
2. pierce with a lance, as in a knights' fight
3. open by piercing with a lancet; "lance a boil"