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lance corporal

noun

: a person in the U.S. Marines, the Royal Marines, or the British Army with a rank just below that of corporal

Full Definition of LANCE CORPORAL

:  an enlisted man in the marine corps ranking above a private first class and below a corporal

Origin of LANCE CORPORAL

lance (as in obsolete lancepesade lance corporal, from Middle French lancepessade)
First Known Use: 1786

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