Marine Corps

A military body in the regular service of the United States, but identified with the Navy. Wilkes v Dinsman (US) 7 How 89, 124, 12 L Ed 618, 634. While the Marine Corps partakes more of a military body than a naval one and is sometimes loosely referred to as the third branch or element of the military establishment, it is a branch of the navy designed to perform military services. United States v Dunn, 120 US 249, 30 L Ed 667, 7 S Ct 507.

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  • Marine corps — Marine Ma*rine , a. [L. marinus, fr. mare the sea: cf. F. marin. See {Mere} a pool.] 1. Of or pertaining to the sea; having to do with the ocean, or with navigation or naval affairs; nautical; as, marine productions or bodies; marine shells; a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Marine Corps — ☆ Marine Corps n. UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS …   English World dictionary

  • Marine Corps — Marine′ Corps n. mil a branch of the U.S. armed forces trained for sea launched assaults on land targets • Etymology: 1790–1800, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • Marine Corps — „Eagle, Globe Anchor“ (EGA) – Emblem des United States Marine Corps Das United States Marine Corps (USMC), oft als Marines oder US Marines bezeichnet, ist die als Teilstreitkraft organisierte Marineinfanterie der Streitkräfte der Vereinigten… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Marine Corps — United States Marine Corps Corps des Marines des États Unis Emblème de l USMC Période 10 novembre 1775 Présent Pays …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Marine Corps — noun an amphibious division of the United States Navy (Freq. 5) • Syn: ↑United States Marine Corps, ↑United States Marines, ↑US Marine Corps, ↑USMC • Hypernyms: ↑Marines …   Useful english dictionary

  • Marine Corps — Ma rine Corps n the Marine Corps one of the main parts of the US armed forces, consisting of soldiers who serve on ships …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Marine Corps — noun The United States Marine Corps; one of the major divisions of the US military, abbreviated USMC …   Wiktionary

  • Marine Corps — 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. [1790 1800, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • marine corps — noun A military organization of Marines who are trained and equipped to fight on or from ships. Syn: naval infantry …   Wiktionary

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