lance corporal love


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A noncommissioned rank in the U.S. Marine Corps that is above private first class and below corporal.
  • n. One who holds this rank.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An enlisted rank of grade E-3 in the United States Marine Corps, ranking above private first class and below corporal. Abbreviated as LCpl.
  • n. A non-commissioned officer in the British Army and Royal Marines, ranking above private and below corporal. A rank with NATO code OR-3.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. an assistant corporal on private's pay.
  • n. same as Lancepesade.
  • n. A lancepesade.
  • n. An enlisted member of the United States Marine Corps ranking between a private first class and a corporal.
  • n. The lowest rank of corporal; -- a term used in the British military.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Milit., a private performing the duties of a corporal, with temporary rank as such.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an enlisted man in the marine corps ranking above a private first class and below a corporal


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 (Latin dis-, apart; see dis- + pezza, piece from Medieval Latin pecia, piece, from Vulgar Latin *pettia).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)


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