A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

LANCE

Tue, 7 May '24
Weapon for a joust
Wed, 24 Jan '24
Jousting weapon
Thu, 23 Nov '23
Knock-off weapon?
Thu, 29 Jun '23
Old-time poker
Mon, 20 Feb '23
Knight's weapon
Sun, 23 Jan '22
Pointy part of a charger?
Thu, 4 Nov '21
Outdated charging device?