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air marshal

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noun British.
  1. an air force officer of a rank comparable to an army lieutenant general.

Origin of air marshal

First recorded in 1915–20
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British Dictionary definitions for air marshal

air marshal

noun
  1. a senior Royal Air Force officer of equivalent rank to a vice admiral in the Royal Navy
  2. a Royal Australian Air Force officer of the highest rank
  3. a Royal New Zealand Air Force officer of the highest rank when chief of defence forces
  4. a person employed to travel as an armed guard on commercial flights to protect against hijacking
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