Marine Corps


noun

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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Origin of Marine Corps

An Americanism dating back to 1790–1800
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