Definition of Leatherneck

1. Noun. A member of the United States Marine Corps.




Definition of Leatherneck

1. n. The sordid friar bird of Australia (Tropidorhynchus sordidus).

Definition of Leatherneck

1. Noun. A member of the United States Marines, so called because of a distinctive high leather collar of certain uniforms they formerly wore. ¹

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Definition of Leatherneck

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Medical Definition of Leatherneck

1. The sordid friar bird of Australia (Tropidorhynchus sordidus). Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Leatherneck

leatherjackets
leatherleaf
leatherleaf fern
leatherleaf saxifrage
leatherleaf wood fern
leatherleafs
leatherleaves
leatherless
leatherlike
leathermaker
leathermakers
leathermaking
leathermen
leathern
leatherneck (current term)
leathernecks
leathers
leatherware
leatherwares
leatherwear
leatherwomen
leatherwood
leatherwoods
leatherwork
leatherworker
leatherworkers
leatherworking

Literary usage of Leatherneck

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1. The American Language: An Inquiry Into the Development of English in the by Henry Louis Mencken (1921)
"Even gob, doughboy and leatherneck were not new. Gob and leatherneck had been in use in the navy for a long while, though the common civilian designation ..."

2. New Words Self-defined by Charles Alphonso Smith (1919)
"leatherneck Joe, as they is so few things you know, not meanin' you're dumb or the like, only thick, I will tell you what a leatherneck is. ..."

3. "Dear Folks at Home -- -- -- .": The Glorious Story of the United States by Kemper Frey Cowing, Courtney Ryley Cooper (1919)
"They were the letters of a girl who had become a "lady leatherneck," that a real "he-man leatherneck," as the Marines call themselves, might take up his gun ..."

4. Buddy Ballads: Songs of the A.E.F. by Braley, Berton (1919)
"Said the leatherneck—three wound stripes on his sleeve— "We have fought in many ... Said the leatherneck, "Look here, Though by rights I otta clout you, ..."

5. Echoes from Over There by Louise Corbin (1919)
"I suppose you know what a leatherneck is? A leatherneck is a baby they send for when some country gets fresh and tries to go Republican. ..."

6. Marines & Helicopters, 1962-1973 by William R. Fails (1995)
"SSgt Charles Kester, "The Twenty Third Commandant", leatherneck, Vol. 47, No. .... "Peace Force on the Line," leatherneck, Vol. 49, No. ..."

7. The Writings in Prose and Verse of Rudyard Kipling by Rudyard Kipling (1904)
"'E is a good actor, for all 'e's a leatherneck. "' Now,' said the old man, ' we must turn over Antonio. He's in what I have 'card called one ..."

8. Vagabonding Through Changing Germany by Harry Alverson Franck (1920)
"A "leatherneck" at the wheel, a khaki-clad band playing airs the Rhine cliffs never echoed back in former years, a compact mass of happy Yanks packing every ..."

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