Meaning of corporal

cor•po•ral

Pronunciation: (kôr'pur-ul, -prul), [key]
— adj.
  1. of the human body; bodily; physical: corporal suffering.
  2. of the body proper, as distinguished from the head and limbs.
  3. personal: corporal possession.
  4. corporeal; belonging to the material world.

cor•po•ral

Pronunciation: (kôr'pur-ul, -prul), [key]
— n.
    1. a noncommissioned officer ranking above a private first class in the U.S. Army or lance corporal in the Marines and below a sergeant.
    2. a similar rank in the armed services of other countries.
  1. (cap.) a U.S. surface-to-surface, single-stage ballistic missile.

cor•po•ral

Pronunciation: (kôr'pur-ul, -prul), [key]
— n. Eccles.
  1. a fine cloth, usually of linen, on which the consecrated elements are placed or with which they are covered. Also called
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