What is corporal?

  • (adj): Affecting or characteristic of the body as opposed to the mind or spirit.
    Example: "A corporal defect"
    Synonyms: bodily, corporeal, somatic
    See also — Additional definitions below


Corporal is a military rank in use in some form by most militaries and by some police forces or other uniformed organizations. It is usually equivalent to NATO Rank Code OR-4.

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School Corporal Punishment
... School corporal punishment, a form of corporal punishment, covers official punishments of school students for misbehaviour that involve striking the student a given number of times in a ... Advocates of school corporal punishment argue that it provides an immediate response to indiscipline and that the student is quickly back in the classroom learning, rather than ... and the United Kingdom, and generally in the English-speaking world, the use by schools of corporal punishment has historically been covered by the common law doctrine of in loco parentis, whereby a school has the ...
Corporals in Popular Culture
... Napoleon Bonaparte and Benito Mussolini were corporals at one time ... The first was nicknamed "The Little Corporal" ... Although Adolf Hitler has often been referred to as a "corporal" in English, his actual rank, Gefreiter, was more equivalent to senior private he was never a corporal (Unteroffizier) ...
MGM-5 Corporal
... The MGM-5 Corporal missile was the first guided weapon authorized by the United States to carry a nuclear warhead ... A surface-to-surface guided missile, the Corporal could deliver either a nuclear fission or high-explosive warhead up to a range of 75 nautical miles (139 km) ... and Caltech’s pioneering Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the Corporal was designed as a tactical nuclear missile for use in the event of Cold War hostilities in ...
Leonardo Henrichsen - Life and Times
... and, noticing him and his camera, the ranking officer, Corporal Héctor Bustamante Gómez shot his pistol at Henrichsen, prompting his men to fire, as well ... Corporal Bustamante visibly attempted to destroy the evidence, seizing Henrichsen's Éclair 16 II camera and pulling the film out ... Allende, Souper continues to enjoy impunity and Corporal Bustamante had no charges brought against him until his role in the murder was confirmed by Chilean documentarian Ernesto Carmona in ...
List Of Empire Ships (Co–Cy) - Suffix Beginning Co To Cy - Empire Corporal
... Empire Corporal was a 6,972 GRT tanker which was built by Palmers Ltd, Jarrow ... Launched in 1922 as British Corporal for British Tanker Co Ltd ... To MoWT, repaired and renamed Empire Corporal ...

More definitions of "corporal":

  • (adj): Possessing or existing in bodily form.
    Example: "What seemed corporal melted as breath into the wind"- Shakespeare
    Synonyms: bodied, corporate, embodied, incarnate
  • (noun): A noncommissioned officer in the army or airforce or marines.

Famous quotes containing the word corporal:

    The sense of death is most in apprehension,
    And the poor beetle that we tread upon
    In corporal sufferance finds a pang as great
    As when a giant dies.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    I am settled, and bend up
    Each corporal agent to this terrible feat.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)