WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
Maˈrine ˌCorps, n. [proper noun;  usually: the + ~]
  • Militarya branch of the U.S. Navy trained to make sea-launched assaults on land targets:The Marine Corps made its first landing on this beach.

  • WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
    Marine Corps′, 
  • Militarya 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, American.

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