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lance corporal

n.
1. A noncommissioned rank in the US Marine Corps that is above private first class and below corporal.
2. One who holds this rank.

[From lancepesade, from obsolete French lancepessade, from Italian lancia spezzata, superior soldier : lancia, lance (from Latin lancea; see lance) + spezzata, feminine past participle of spezzare, to break to pieces.]

lance corporal

n
(Military) a noncommissioned officer of the lowest rank in the British Army

lance′ cor`poral


n.
an enlisted person in the U.S. Marine Corps ranking above a private first class.
[1780–90; lance, shortened form of earlier lancepesade < Middle French lancepessade]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lance corporal - an enlisted man in the marine corps ranking above a private first class and below a corporal
enlisted officer, noncom, noncommissioned officer - a military officer appointed from enlisted personnel
Translations

lance corporal

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lance corporal

n (Brit) → caporale m
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Using the cipher 1A to protect his identity, he offered his condolences to the families of Corporal James Dunsby and Lance Corporals Craig Roberts and Edward Maher.
Both Lance Corporals were pronounced dead on the Brecon Beacons, having succumbed to heat illness, while Cpl Dunsby died later in Birmingham's Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
A SOLDIER killed by a rogue policeman in Afghanistan described as "one of the best Lance Corporals to have ever worn the cap badge of the Welsh Guards".
Lieutenant Colonel Dino Bossi, Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion Welsh Guards, said Lance Corporal Davies swiftly made a name for himself after passing out from the Infantry Training Centre at Catterick in April 2010.
Lance Corporals Dawn Durham and Michael Carter are being deployed to Iraq and spoke of how much they will miss family and friends back on Teesside.
Lance Corporal Michael Carter, 21, of Hartburn, also waved goodbye to loved ones on Friday as he embarked on the six-month mission.
The soldiers faced sustained Taliban attacks throughout their posting, which claimed the lives of one ranger and two lance corporals last month - including Paul Muirhead from Bearley in Warwickshire
Lance Corporal Luke McCulloch, 21, born in Cape Town, South Africa, was killed in a battle with Taliban rebels.
Commanding Officer Lieutenant Colonel Anthony Pittman said: "Lance Corporal Farrelly was widely acknowledged as one of the most competent lance corporals in the regiment.
So were Lance Corporals Justin Thomas and Michael Flynn.