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 As a Marine lance corporal, James LaPorta once served under the command of Col. Thomas Hobbs, but did not work for him directly. Detroit Free Press, 28 May 2021 As a Marine lance corporal, James LaPorta once served under the command of Col. Thomas Hobbs, but did not work for him directly. Detroit Free Press, 28 May 2021 As a Marine lance corporal, James LaPorta once served under the command of Col. Thomas Hobbs, but did not work for him directly. Anchorage Daily News, 27 May 2021 Ramos was a 2003 graduate of East Aurora High School and achieved the rank of lance corporal in the Marine Corps. Linda Girardi, chicagotribune.com, 22 May 2021 The description of events was similar to that given to police in Mizoram on March 1 by another Myanmar police lance corporal and three constables who crossed into India, according to a classified internal police document seen by Reuters. Reuters, CNN, 11 Mar. 2021 As North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces closed in on the city, Mr. Crouse, then a lance corporal, was ordered to destroy embassy personnel records to prevent the names of Vietnamese who worked with the Americans from falling into enemy hands. Michael M. Phillips, WSJ, 26 Apr. 2021 Morrison was a lance corporal and served in the Marine Corps Reserve from 2015 until Thursday, the day he was arraigned on state charges, AP reported. Phoebe Wall Howard, Detroit Free Press, 12 Oct. 2020 Morris joined the reserves in March 2015, earning the rank of lance corporal, and last served as an equipment mechanic with an engineer support company in Battle Creek, Michigan, his military personnel file said. Barbara Starr, CNN, 11 Oct. 2020

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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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23 Jun 2021

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“Lance corporal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lance%20corporal. Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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lance corporal

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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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