marshall

Definitions of marshall
  1. noun
    (in some countries) a military officer of highest rank
    synonyms: marshal
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    Baron Hugh Caswall Tremenheere Dowding
    British marshal of the RAF who commanded the British air defense forces that defeated the Luftwaffe during the Battle of Britain (1882-1970)
    Sir Arthur Travers Harris
    British marshal of the Royal Air Force; during World War II he directed mass bombing raids against German cities that resulted in heavy civilian casualties (1892-1984)
    Duc d'Elchingen
    French marshal in the Napoleonic Wars (1769-1815)
    Hermann Maurice Saxe
    a French marshal who distinguished himself in the War of the Austrian Succession (1696-1750)
    Paul Ludwig von Beneckendorff und von Hindenburg
    German field marshal and statesman; as president of the Weimar Republic he reluctantly appointed Hitler as chancellor in 1933 (1847-1934)
    Joseph Jacques Cesaire Joffre
    French field marshal who commanded the Allied armies in France during World War II (1852-1931)
    First Earl Kitchener of Khartoum
    British field marshal (1850-1916)
    Mikhail Ilarionovich Kutuzov
    Russian field marshal who commanded the Russian opposition to Napoleon (1745-1813)
    Erwin Rommel
    German field marshal noted for brilliant generalship in North Africa during World War II (1891-1944)
    Karl Rudolf Gerd von Rundstedt
    German field marshal in World War II who directed the conquest of Poland and led the Ardennes counteroffensive (1875-1953)
    Archibald Percival Wavell
    British field marshal in North Africa in World War II; he defeated the Italians before being defeated by the Germans (1883-1950)
    types:
    field marshal
    an officer holding the highest rank in the army
    type of:
    commissioned military officer
    a commissioned officer in the Army or Air Force or Marine Corps
  2. noun
    a law officer having duties similar to those of a sheriff in carrying out the judgments of a court of law
    synonyms: marshal
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    James Butler Hickock
    frontier marshal whose adventures have become legendary (1837-1876)
    types:
    air marshal, sky marshal
    a person trained by the government in hijacking and terrorist tactics who (for security reasons) is a passenger aboard an airline flight
    type of:
    law officer, lawman, peace officer
    an officer of the law
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