Definition Of marshal


a federal or municipal law officer.

Federal marshals estimated that the birdmen, in violation of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, killed thousands of birds over a five-year span.

an officer of the highest rank in the armed forces of some countries, including France.

Now, fully half of Napoleon's marshals had started their careers as common soldiers.

an official responsible for supervising public events, especially sports events or parades.

More than 400 people will be supporting the event, many being reunited after working as marshals during the Commonwealth Games.

arrange or assemble (a group of people, especially soldiers) in order.

the general marshaled his troops

combine (coats of arms), typically to indicate marriage, descent, or the bearing of office.

However, they were often infringed when two or more different arms were combined (or marshaled ) within one shield and two tinctures that should in principle not touch each other necessarily became adjacent.

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Example Of marshal

  • "You have got to have someone in there to marshal the troops.

  • A local fire department or state fire marshal 's office can provide guidance on the minimum legal requirements.

  • All, however, reserve special praise for the South Shore fire marshal , whom they say has been an enormous help in planning the space.

  • An official marshal in an orange vest was in place to initiate the spontaneous applause every time a wheelchair athlete sailed past.

  • And the grand marshal , the base's 366th Fighter Wing commander, got out at the reviewing stand.

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