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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 cor·po·ral /ˈkɔrp(ə)rəl/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 cor·po·ral /ˈkɔrp(ə)rəl/ 形容詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cor·po·ral n.  Mil. A noncommissioned officer, next below a sergeant. In the United States army he is the lowest noncommissioned officer in a company of infantry. He places and relieves sentinels.
 Corporal's guard, a detachment such as would be in charge of a corporal for guard duty, etc.; hence, derisively, a very small number of persons.
 Lance corporal, an assistant corporal on private's pay. --Farrow.
 Ship's corporal Naut., a petty officer who assists the master at arms in his various duties.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cor·po·ral, a.
 1. Belonging or relating to the body; bodily. “Past corporal toil.”
    Pillories and other corporal infections.   --Milton.
 Corporal punishment law, punishment applied to the body of the offender, including the death penalty, whipping, and imprisonment.
 2. Having a body or substance; not spiritual; material. In this sense now usually written corporeal.
    A corporal heaven . . . .where the stare are.   --Latimer.
 What seemed corporal melted
 As breath into the wind.   --Shak.
 Syn: -- Corporal, Bodily, Corporeal.
 Usage: Bodily is opposed to mental; as, bodily affections. Corporeal refers to the whole physical structure or nature, of the body; as, corporeal substance or frame. Corporal, as now used, refers more to punishment or some infliction; as, corporal punishment. To speak of corporeal punishment is an error. Bodily austerities; the corporeal mold.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cor·po·ral Cor·po·ra·le n.  A fine linen cloth, on which the sacred elements are consecrated in the eucharist, or with which they are covered; a communion cloth.
 Corporal oath, a solemn oath; -- so called from the fact that it was the ancient usage for the party taking it to touch the corporal, or cloth that covered the consecrated elements.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: affecting or characteristic of the body as opposed to the
             mind or spirit; "bodily needs"; "a corporal defect";
             "corporeal suffering"; "a somatic symptom or somatic
             illness" [syn: bodily, corporeal, somatic]
      2: possessing or existing in bodily form; "what seemed corporal
         melted as breath into the wind"- Shakespeare; "an
         incarnate spirit"; "`corporate' is an archaic term" [syn:
         bodied, corporate, embodied, incarnate]
      n : a noncommissioned officer in the army or airforce or marines