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Lance. Moves one or more squares straight forward.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
H. G. Muller wrote on Sat, Mar 27, 2010 12:07 PM UTC:

I always thought the name Lance was quite an obvious description of what the piece does: you stick it deep into the opponent to do damage.

It is also easy to symbolize. WinBoard uses these symbols for it in Shogi.