lance corporal

noun

Definition of lance corporal

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

Examples of lance corporal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One Marine, a lance corporal, got three of them and lives in Houston. Sig Christenson, ExpressNews.com, "On Memorial Day, Anbar Marines ‘carry the barrel’," 25 May 2020 The camera stays with the two lance corporals from the film’s first frame to its last, as if unfolding in one long take, much like the technique employed by Alejandro González Iñárritu in his 2015 Best Picture winner Birdman. Karl Vick, Time, "Sam Mendes on Taking World War I Out of the Trenches and Into the Theater in 1917," 3 Dec. 2019 The corps on Friday said the Marines, all lance corporals, were charged with violating the Uniform Code of Military Justice by transporting or conspiring to transport immigrants in the country illegally. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Marines from California base charged with human smuggling," 20 Sep. 2019 Born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Ramos-Gomez served in Afghanistan from 2011 to 2014 as a tank crewman and lance corporal. USA TODAY, "ICE tried deporting a US-born Latino veteran. Now, the city is paying him $190K," 14 Nov. 2019 Salazar-Quintero is also a Marine based at Camp Pendleton, and both men are lance corporals. Patrick Perron, The Mercury News, "Two California Marines charged with smuggling immigrants into the United States," 10 July 2019 Salazar-Quintero is also a Marine based at Camp Pendleton, and both men are lance corporals. Patrick Perron, The Mercury News, "Two California Marines charged with smuggling immigrants into the United States," 10 July 2019 Salazar-Quintero is also a Marine based at Camp Pendleton, and both men are lance corporals. Patrick Perron, The Mercury News, "Two California Marines charged with smuggling immigrants into the United States," 10 July 2019 On July 3, two Marine lance corporals — Byron Darnell Law II and David Javier Salazar-Quintero — were arrested by Border Patrol for allegedly transporting unauthorized immigrants. Andrew Dyer, San Diego Union-Tribune, "12 Camp Pendleton Marines arrested in July face charges in smuggling operation," 12 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of lance corporal

1786, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lance corporal

lance (as in obsolete lancepesade lance corporal, from Middle French lancepessade)

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The first known use of lance corporal was in 1786

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6 Jun 2020

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“Lance corporal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lance%20corporal. Accessed 6 Jul. 2020.

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lance corporal

noun

English Language Learners Definition of lance corporal

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

lance corporal

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Kids Definition of lance corporal

: an enlisted person in the marine corps ranking above a private first class

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