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Definition of "leatherneck" [leath•er•neck]

  • Slang A member of the U.S. Marine Corps. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "leatherneck" in a sentence
  • "The term "leatherneck" has become a term of admiring comment."
  • "Certainly, the five stories collected in this posthumous volume (Styron died in 2006) sidestep the "leatherneck" cliches that surround the Corps."
  • "At Marine Corps headquarters in Washington, 1st Lt. Josh Diddams said officials were not immediately able to confirm Weber's statement that he was a leatherneck during the period he claims."