lance corporal


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lance corporal

n.
1. A noncommissioned rank in the US Marine Corps that is above private first class and below corporal.
2. One who holds this rank.

[From lancepesade, from obsolete French lancepessade, from Italian lancia spezzata, superior soldier : lancia, lance (from Latin lancea; see lance) + spezzata, feminine past participle of spezzare, to break to pieces.]
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lance corporal

n
(Military) a noncommissioned officer of the lowest rank in the British Army
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lance′ cor`poral


n.
an enlisted person in the U.S. Marine Corps ranking above a private first class.
[1780–90; lance, shortened form of earlier lancepesade < Middle French lancepessade]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lance corporal - an enlisted man in the marine corps ranking above a private first class and below a corporal
enlisted officer, noncom, noncommissioned officer - a military officer appointed from enlisted personnel
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Translations

lance corporal

nObergefreite(r) mf
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lance corporal

n (Brit) → caporale m
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Sergeant Foley died in the incident, while Lance Corporal Osborne, from Morpeth, Northumberland, was severely injured but has since gone on to make a recovery.
An inquest into the deaths of L/ Cpl Roberts, Lance Corporal Edward Maher and Corporal James Dunsby at Solihull Council offices has heard that the men collapsed on the Brecon Beacons in South Wales on one of the hottest days of 2013.
Lance Corporal Leakey, from Hampshire, is only the 15th serviceman to receive the VC since the Second World War.
"Lance Corporal Davies was very much the up and coming Junior NCO; he had big plans and the personal qualities to make his ambitions a reality.
Jessica Hodkinson, 24, of Newsome, took to the skies with the famous Red Devils to honour her brother Lance Corporal Adam Hodkinson who died in a car accident last year.