lance-jack

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lance-jack (plural lance-jacks)

  1. (slang) A lance-corporal or lance-bombadier.
    • 1974, GB Edwards, The Book of Ebenezer Le Page, New York 2007, p. 44:
      They made him a lance-jack; but it was only because they wanted somebody tall at the end of the front rank to fix bayonets by.