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Definition of "leathernecks" [leathernecks]

  • Plural form of leatherneck. (noun)

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Use "leathernecks" in a sentence
  • "He said he was inspired to join the Corps by two uncles who were leathernecks — one killed in action, the other wounded — and a need for some grounding in his young adult life, the self-proclaimed high school valedictorian said in a recent telephone interview."
  • "According to one wild story, a squad of leathernecks with bristling bayonets—and Butler in command—crashed through the door of a bootleg warehouse, where an inebriated group of city fathers was being entertained by naked chorus girls."
  • "Short on instrument flight time and carrier experience one marine went to war with one shipboard landing in his logbook, the leathernecks nonetheless took the inevitable losses as part of the steep learning curve inherent to tailhook aviation."