Definition of Caporal

1. n. One who directs work; an overseer.



Definition of Caporal

1. a coarse tobacco [n -S]

Caporal Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Caporal

caponata
caponatas
caponet
caponets
caponier
caponiers
caponise
caponised
caponises
caponize
caponized
caponizes
caponizing
caponomics
capons
caporal (current term)
caporals
caporegime
caporegimes
capos
capot
capotasto
capotastos
capote
capotes
capots
capotted
capotting
capouch
capouches

Literary usage of Caporal

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Ornithological Biography by John James Audubon (1832)
"LE PETIT caporal. FALCO TEMERARIUS. PLATE LXXV. ... Every body knows that his soldiers frequently designated him by the nickname of Le Petit caporal, ..."

2. Dictionary of Historical Allusions by Harbottle, Thomas Benfield, d. 1904 (1904)
"Petit caporal. Napoleon's nickname among his soldiers, given to him after the battle of Lodi. Petition and Advice. An enactment passed by Parliament in 1657 ..."

3. The Lafayette Flying Corps by Charles Nordhoff (1920)
"(Probably in combat) caporal MEEKER, WILLIAM H Killed in accident, September 11, ... November 11, 1917 caporal PALMER, HENRY B Died of illness, November 12, ..."

4. The Court of the Tuileries from the Restoration to the Flight of Louis Philippe by Catherine Charlotte Jackson (1897)
"The King and the " Petit caporal." — It Will Reappear in the Spring.— A Prophetess. — A Rival Priestess. — The End of the World Proclaimed. ..."

5. Manuel de Proverbes Dramatiques by Carmontelle (1832)
"caporal. C'est fort bon ; voilà in bouteille que nous boirons premièrement ... caporal. C'est un pon ordonnance, ils donnent pas comme cela à l'hôpital. ..."

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