- a corporal of the lowest rank.
- (formerly) a private acting as corporal without increased pay.
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Origin of lance corporal
Words nearby lance corporal
Example sentences from the Web for lance corporal
Here a lance-corporal was responsible for capturing two machine-guns and twenty-eight prisoners.The History of the 51st (Highland) Division 1914-1918|Frederick William Bewsher
A lance-corporal of the Manchesters rallied up stragglers, organized groups, and rushed some of the German strong points.From Bapaume to Passchendaele, 1917|Philip Gibbs
He sent off the lance-corporal, who usually acted as clerk, and turned to the sergeant-major.Life in a German Crack Regiment|Wolf Ernst Hugo Emil Baudissin
Lance-Corporal Jacka, while holding a portion of our trench with four other men, was heavily attacked.Australia in Arms|Phillip F.E. Schuler
A lance-corporal, with his arm off, was also sent back, after thinking he was going to be exchanged.Wounded and a Prisoner of War|Malcolm V. (Malcolm Vivian) Hay