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The OED2 also includes an 1898 usage from Australia, where leatherneck is slang for a rouseabout, or a man or boy employed at a sheep station.
It is questionable whether the origin of the term "Leatherneck" can be accepted as a legitimate member of the family of legends. For there can be no doubt of the origin, considering that U. Now accepted by Webster as a synonym for Marine, the term "Leatherneck" was derived from a leather stock once worn around the neck by both American and British Marines--and soldiers also. This stiff leather collar, fastened by two buckles at the back, measured nearly three and a half inches high, and it prevented the neck movement necessary for sighting along a barrel.
Beginning in 1798, "one stock of black leather and clasp" was issued to each U. It supposedly improved military bearing, by forcing the chin high, although General George F.
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As will appear, the leatherneck first formed part of the Marine Corps uniform in 1798. [top] One definition of the word "stock" is: "A part of an officer's dress, which consists generally of black silk or velvet, and is worn round the neck instead of a neckcloth.
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