Marine Corps


  1. a branch of the U.S. Armed Forces trained for land, sea, and air combat, typically for land combat in conjunction with an amphibious or airborne landing, and whose commandant is responsible to the secretary of the navy.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of Marine Corps1

An Americanism dating back to 1790–1800

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Example Sentences

This is where “Mercury Rising” really picks up speed, as NASA responds to Gagarin’s orbital triumph by accelerating Project Mercury’s timetable and pegging its only Marine Corps astronaut as pilot.

Rudder opted not to discipline Castellvi, who has since become the Marine Corps inspector general.

A fatal cocktail of factors resulted in the deaths of eight Marines and a Navy sailor last summer after their 35-year-old armored vehicle sank off the coast of California, according to the results of a Marine Corps investigation.

Last year, an FBI task force in San Francisco opened a domestic terror investigation into Aaron Horrocks, a 39-year-old former Marine Corps reservist.

Hours after the Atlantic story broke, the Associated Press had two unnamed sources — a senior Defense Department official and senior Marine Corps officer — confirm the report.

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The Navy and Marine Corps versions of the F-35 have differing configurations and rely on an external gun pod.

Stone, according to Marine officials, served eight years in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve.

But at this the Marine Corps is not taking additional security measures as a result of the leaflets.

The town of Quantico is located inside the Marine Corps Base Quantico, which is the site of Marine Corps headquarters.

The Marine Corps would not say which building the leaflets were found in, nor who found them.

But this time you boys who came to France to run automobiles got ahead of even the marine corps, laughed Ruth.

Now, sir—for the whole subject, thank God, is now before us—let us look at the expenses of the Marine corps.

The next amendment was to strike out the section of the bill which reduces the Marine Corps to two companies.

Includes sixteen 8-inch howitzers built for the Marine Corps.

He had had some correspondence with the Governor as to the form of his discharge from the Marine Corps.





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