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leath·er·neck

 (lĕth′ər-nĕk′)
n. Slang
A member of the US Marine Corps.

[From the leather neckband that was once part of the uniform.]

leatherneck

(ˈlɛðəˌnɛk)
n
(Military) slang a member of the US Marine Corps
[from the custom of facing the neckband of their uniform with leather]

leath•er•neck

(ˈlɛð ərˌnɛk)

n. Informal.
a U.S. marine.
[1910–15; from the leather-lined collar that was formerly part of the uniform]
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"
Translations

leatherneck

[ˈleðənek] N (US) → infante m de marina

leatherneck

n (US inf) → Ledernacken m
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The Marines will largely operate from a sprawling installation known during earlier Marine operations as Camp Leatherneck, but will be based in other locations and could engage in combat.
Camp Leatherneck was the Marine Corps area, and Camp Shorabak was the Afghan National Army area.
Salka, who was on his first combat deployment, was given a mission independent of advising--to protect Camps Leatherneck, Bastion, and Shorbak.
One of the most shocking examples of flat-out bad leadership is when Clement was ordered to unload his convoy's emergency fuel reserve at an outlying forward operating base (FOB) before heading back to his home base, Camp Leatherneck.
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US troops from Camp Leatherneck, which adjoined Camp Bastion, have also left, leaving Afghan forces in control of the entire site.
WASHINGTON -- The Marines' handover of Camp Leatherneck to the Afghans is more than a signal that America's longest war is ending.
The process was repeated at Camp Leatherneck, the United States base joining Bastion.
The withdrawal of the remaining US and British troops from the combined base of Camp Leatherneck and Camp Bastion was carried out over 24 hours of near-continuous flights back and forth between Helmand and Kandahar Air Field, the aviation hub for southern Afghanistan.
The withdrawal of the nearly 1,000 remaining troops at the combined base of Camp Leatherneck and Camp Bastion was carried out over 24 hours of near-continuous flights back and forth between Helmand and Kandahar Air Field.
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