Tropidorhynchus sordidus
leatherneck leath"er*neck`, n. 1. (Zo["o]l.) The sordid friar bird of Australia ({Tropidorhynchus sordidus}). [1913 Webster]

2. [from the leather collar that was once part of their uniform.] A member of the United States Marine Corps; a United States Marine. [slang] [PJC]


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  • leatherneck — leath er*neck , n. 1. (Zo[ o]l.) The sordid friar bird of Australia ({Tropidorhynchus sordidus}). [1913 Webster] 2. [from the leather collar that was once part of their uniform.] A member of the United States Marine Corps; a United States Marine …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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