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fer de lance

fer de lance
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fur duh lans, lahns]
    • /fɜr də læns, lɑns/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fur duh lans, lahns]
    • /fɜr də læns, lɑns/

Definitions of fer de lance words

  • noun fer de lance a large pit viper, Bothrops atrox, of tropical America. 1
  • noun fer de lance (literally) spearhead, arrowhead. 0
  • noun fer de lance (figuratively) spearhead. 0
  • noun fer de lance fer-de-lance (snake). 0

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Origin of fer de lance

First appearance:

before 1875
One of the 25% newest English words
1875-80; < French: literally, spearhead

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Parts of speech for Fer de lance

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

fer de lance popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 34% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 70% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

fer de lance usage trend in Literature

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