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Definition of "lance corporal" [lance• cor•por•al]

  • A noncommissioned rank in the U.S. Marine Corps that is above private first class and below corporal. (noun)
  • One who holds this rank. (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 "lance corporal" in a sentence
  • "A researcher used the Freedom of Information Act to access Marine records and determined that, indeed, a Chuck McKenzie, a former lance corporal from Modoc, Oregon, had served for thirteen months in Vietnam in 1966 and achieved an officially credited ninety-six kills."