Definitions for lancepesade
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).
an assistant to a corporal; a private performing the duties of a corporal; -- called also lance corporal