from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A strong dark tobacco.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A type of tobacco.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who directs work; an overseer.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A chief; a leader.
- n. An overseer; one who has charge of a cattle-ranch.
- n. A brand of tobacco (alluding perhaps to le petit caporal, “the little corporal,” a nickname of Napoleon): often qualified as sweet caporal.
French, short for (tabac de) caporal, corporal('s tobacco), from Italian caporale, from capo, head; see capo1.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French caporal. (Wiktionary)