Leatherneck

Leatherneck is a military slang term for a member of the United States Marine Corps. ==Etymology== The term `leatherneck` was derived from a leather stock once worn around the neck by both American and British marines. Beginning in 1798, `one stock of black leather and clasp` was issued to each marine annually. Its use as a synecdoche for Mari...
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Leatherneck

• (n.) The sordid friar bird of Australia (Tropidorhynchus sordidus).
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leatherneck

(from the article `United States Marine Corps, The`) ...collar, is well known. From the standing collar—descended from the tall leather neckpiece of the 18th- and 19th-century uniform—comes the ...
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Leatherneck

Naval Another naval slang name for a Royal Marine; it is derived from the small piece of leather sewn in the collar of the Marines' dress tunic. A synonym is 'Bootneck'.
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Leatherneck

Leath'er·neck` noun (Zoology) The sordid friar bird of Australia ( Tropidorhynchus sordidus ).
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leatherneck

antiquated nickname for Marine, so named for legends stating that stiff leather collars were once worn to protect the throat from sword-blows (also thought that high stocks were worn for discipline, to keep Marines' heads high and straight). The dress blue uniform still bears a high stock collar today. Also, Leatherneck Magazine.
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Leatherneck

Leatherneck is slang for a member of the U.S. Marine Corps.
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