Definition of leatherneck
: a member of the United States Marine Corps
Origin of leatherneck
from the leather collar formerly part of the uniform
First Known Use: 1891
Rhymes with leatherneck
afterdeck, à la grecque, biotech, bodycheck, bottleneck, cashier's check, Chiang Kai-shek, countercheck, demi-sec, discotheque, double-check, double-deck, hunt-and-peck, littleneck, nanotech, neck and neck, New Quebec, Pont l'Évêque, quarterdeck, rubber check, rubberneck, shepherd's check, triple sec, turtleneck, weather deck, Yucatec, Zapotec
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