person who works as a writer, designer, performer, or the like, selling
work or services by the hour, day, job, etc., rather than working on a
regular salary basis for one employer.
Also: "medieval mercenary warrior," 1820, from free + lance; apparently a coinage of Sir Walter Scott’s. Fig. sense is from 1864; the verb is first attested 1903.
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