leatherneck
noun Etymology: from the leather collar formerly part of the uniform Date: circa 1914 a member of the United States Marine Corps

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  • Leatherneck — is a military slang term for a member of the United States Marine Corps. The term refers to the high leather collar on the Marine Corps uniform designed to protect the neck from a sword blow during battle. The dress blue uniform still bears a… …   Wikipedia

  • Leatherneck — (engl.: Ledernacken) bezeichnet: eine Eigenbezeichnung der US amerikanischen Marines, siehe United States Marine Corps The Leatherneck, US amerikanischer Kriegsfilm (1929) Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unter …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 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

  • leatherneck — U.S. Marine, 1914, Navy slang, from LEATHER (Cf. leather) + NECK (Cf. neck). So called for the leather collars of their early uniforms; earlier in British use (1890) as a sailor s term for a soldier …   Etymology dictionary

  • leatherneck — ☆ leatherneck [leth′ər nek΄] n. [from the leather lining that was part of the collar of the Marine uniform ] Slang a U.S. Marine …   English World dictionary

  • leatherneck — {n.}, {slang}, {informal} A member of the United States Marine Corps. * /I didn t know your son Joe became a leatherneck./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • leatherneck — {n.}, {slang}, {informal} A member of the United States Marine Corps. * /I didn t know your son Joe became a leatherneck./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • leatherneck — noun slang informal A member of the United States Marine Corps. I didn t know your son Joe became a leatherneck …   Словарь американских идиом

  • leatherneck — /ledh euhr nek /, n. Slang. a U.S. marine. [1910 15; from the leather lined collar which was formerly part of the uniform] * * * …   Universalium

  • leatherneck — noun A member of the United States Marines, so called because of a distinctive high leather collar of certain uniforms they formerly wore …   Wiktionary

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