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 At the time, the man had been a U.S. Marine Corps lance corporal stationed at a military base, according to court-martial records obtained by The Post. Washington Post, 5 May 2022 Ryan Douglas White, 24, a lance corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps, who is charged with being an accessory after the fact for allegedly attempting to hinder law enforcement’s apprehension of Whisenant and Solis. Gregory Yeestaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 15 Apr. 2022 McCollum, a Marine lance corporal, grew up, went to school and enlisted for the Corps in the mountain valley area known as Jackson Hole, home to the town of Jackson. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 27 Oct. 2021 The lance corporal complied and lowered the blue flame to a low flicker. Vincent T. Davis, San Antonio Express-News, 13 Dec. 2021 McCollum, a Marine lance corporal, grew up, went to school and enlisted for the Corps in the mountain valley area known as Jackson Hole, home to the town of Jackson. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 27 Oct. 2021 McCollum, a Marine lance corporal, grew up, went to school and enlisted for the Corps in the mountain valley area known as Jackson Hole, home to the town of Jackson. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 27 Oct. 2021 McCollum, a Marine lance corporal, grew up, went to school and enlisted for the Corps in the mountain valley area known as Jackson Hole, home to the town of Jackson. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 27 Oct. 2021 McCollum, a Marine lance corporal, grew up, went to school and enlisted for the Corps in the mountain valley area known as Jackson Hole, home to the town of Jackson. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 27 Oct. 2021 See More

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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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“Lance corporal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lance%20corporal. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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lance corporal

noun

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

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