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A grade within the rank of private, either assigned as assistants to corporals or performed the duties of corporals themselves.
A grade within the rank of corporal; also called lance corporals.
Origin: From the lanzia spezzata, which literally means "broken lance" or "broken spear", but which was used to denote a seasoned soldier (the broken spear being a metaphor for combat experience, where such an occurrence was likely).
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an assistant to a corporal; a private performing the duties of a corporal; -- called also lance corporal
Origin: [F. lancepessade, lanspessade, anspessade, It. lancia spezzata a broken lance or demilance, a demilance roan, a light horseman, bodyguard.]
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