hance definition

  • verb:
    • to boost, to elevate - Lydgate
  • noun:
    • a curve or arc, especially in structure or in the design of a ship
    • See hanse.
    • a-sudden autumn or break, as the autumn for the fife-rail right down to the gangway.
    • In design, same as haunch, 6: by older article authors more specifically put on the reduced part, above the springing, of three- and four- centered arches
    • to a little arch in which a straight lintel is sometimes united to its jamb or impost.
    • pl. Naut., drops associated with fife-rails positioned on balusters regarding the poop and quarterdeck down to the gangway.
    • See hanse.
  • verb-transitive:
    • To raise; to raise.
  • others:
    • to boost; elevate; boost; enhance.

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