Definitions for lance corporal

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

lance′ cor`poral(n.)

  1. an enlisted person in the U.S. Marine Corps ranking above a private first class.

    Category: Military

Origin of lance corporal:

1780–90; lance, shortened form of earlier lancepesade < MF lancepessade

Princeton's WordNet

  1. lance corporal(noun)

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


  1. lance corporal(Noun)

    An enlisted rank of grade E-3 in the United States Marine Corps, ranking above private first class and below corporal. Abbreviated as LCpl.

  2. lance corporal(Noun)

    A non-commissioned officer in the British Army and Royal Marines, ranking above private and below corporal. A rank with NATO code OR-3.


  1. Lance corporal

    Lance corporal is a military rank, used by many armed forces worldwide, and also by some police forces and other uniformed organizations. It is below the rank of corporal, and is typically the lowest non-commissioned officer, usually equivalent to the NATO Rank Grade OR-3.


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