sand lance(redirected from Sand lances)
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sand lanceor sand·lance (sănd′lăns′)
Any of several small slender marine fishes of the family Ammodytidae, which burrow in the sand and are often used for bait. Also called launce, sand eel.
(Animals) another name for the sand eel
any slender marine fish of the family Ammodytidae that burrows into the sand.
[1770–80; appar. lance, from its shape]
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|Noun||1.||sand lance - very small silvery eellike schooling fishes that burrow into sandy beaches|
acanthopterygian, spiny-finned fish - a teleost fish with fins that are supported by sharp inflexible rays