leatherneck leatherneck


  • (n) a member of the United States Marine Corps


  1. The Marine Corps Chevron at San Diego gathered and published a glossary of leatherneck slang heavily flavored with Chinese, Tagalog, pidgin English and plain Navy.
  2. In plain leatherneck language, Colonel Heinl said that the Milice Civile was becoming Haiti's primary armed force, while the constitutional army was being neglected.
  3. When the Marine Corps began recruiting women back in 1943, there was doubt in a great many minds as to just how the ideal young lady leatherneck ought to look and act.


  1. WIU Making A Difference

    Western Illinois student-athletes, coaches and administration continued to give back to Macomb and the surrounding communities during the 2012-13 school year. Leatherneck Athletics donated a total of 2,411.6 hours of time and raised a total of $7,584.60 for various groups.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: CBS4 Quad Cities

  2. Lonedell Solider Wishes Dad Happy Fathers Day from Afghanistan

    Army 1LT Maretie Wagner of Lonedell sends a Father's Day greeting from Camp Leatherneck in Afghanistan. Maretie is the daughter of Stanley Wagner of Lonedell, MO.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Missourian

  3. WIU Football Picks Up 2 QC Players

    Western Illinois received commitments from high school recruits Adam Hoogerwerf (Rock Island/Alleman) and Cole Picchiotti (Davenport, Iowa/Pleasant Valley) to join head coach Bob Nielson and the Leatherneck Football program.
    on June 8, 2013     Source: CBS4 Quad Cities


  • "He would call and call and call," Estrada said. "He'd say, 'sergeant major, I'm getting my Marine Corps Times, my Leatherneck, and just want you to know you're doing a good job.'"
    on Jul 9, 2007 By: John Estrada Source: Marine Corps Times (subscription)

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