lance corporal


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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

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lance corporal

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On Wednesday, tributes were paid to Lance Corporal Christopher Roney, 23, from Sunderland, of 3rd Battalion The Rifles, who died on Tuesday from wounds sustained in a firefight near Sangin on Monday.
Speaking during Prime Minister's Questions, he said: "I'm sure the whole House will join me in sending our profound condolences to the family and friends of Lance Corporal Wilson.
Attacking the failures of training and equipment supplies the coroner said: "I cannot begin to imagine the suffering of Lance Corporal Tansey's family.
Lance Corporal Ford's coffin was decorated with flowers which read Son, Brother and Mate.