Origin of corporal1
Related formscor·po·ral·i·ty, nouncor·po·ral·ly, adverb
Definition for corporal (2 of 3)
- a noncommissioned officer ranking above a private first class in the U.S. Army or lance corporal in the Marines and below a sergeant.
- a similar rank in the armed services of other countries.
Origin of corporal2
Related formscor·po·ral·cy, cor·po·ral·ship, noun
Definition for corporal (3 of 3)
Origin of corporal3
Examples from the Web for corporal
In an act of corporal punishment that we at the Daily Beast do not condone, Joseph grabbed Him by the ear and “pulled hard.”
By the end of his life, the memories of corporal punishment at the hands of his teachers were vivid.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Moreover, corporal punishment has the undesirable quality that the more you use it, the less effective it becomes.
What surrounds Corporal Kincaid is a compelling portrait of a family in crisis.
What gives Corporal Kincaid his outsider status is his war experience.
And with great composure the Corporal drew out a well-filled purse, and discharged the bill.Eugene Aram, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
The witness, having hastened, saw many religious who were fighting the said corporal and the other soldiers with their fists.
This was very kind of Mr Vanslyperken, but he wanted one himself, much more than the corporal.Snarley-yow|Frederick Marryat
One or two bolts whistled overhead and Corporal O'Brien dropped his rifle and fell forward clutching his leg.Narakan Rifles, About Face!|Jan Smith
Naturally enough, I asked the corporal what was the matter with him.With our Fighting Men|William E. Sellers