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n. Slang
A member of the US Marine Corps.

[From the leather neckband that was once part of the uniform.]
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(Military) slang a member of the US Marine Corps
[from the custom of facing the neckband of their uniform with leather]
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(ˈlɛð ərˌnɛk)

n. Informal.
a U.S. marine.
[1910–15; from the leather-lined collar that was formerly part of the uniform]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.leatherneck - a member of the United States Marine Corpsleatherneck - a member of the United States Marine Corps
Marine Corps, United States Marine Corps, United States Marines, US Marine Corps, USMC - an amphibious division of the United States Navy
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
military man, serviceman, man, military personnel - someone who serves in the armed forces; a member of a military force; "two men stood sentry duty"
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[ˈleðənek] N (US) → infante m de marina
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n (US inf) → Ledernacken m
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