Medieval Glossary


An ash or cypress shaft of about twelve to fourteen feet in length with a small head of steel at its point. Lances were typically used by knights and other units of cavalry.

Related term(s): Lance (Military Unit); Graper; Rest; Vamplate; Coronal; Knight
Category: Weapons
Added: 01.01.05
Last modified: 03.31.05
Source information: Wise, Terrence. Medieval Warfare. New York: Hastings House Publishers, Inc., 1976. 74.


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