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field marshal

an officer of the highest military rank in the British and certain other armies, and of the second highest rank in the French army.
Origin of field marshal
First recorded in 1570-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • This letter and the letter from the field marshal which preceded it are reprinted herewith.

    The Kaiser's Memoirs William II, German Emperor
  • The field marshal looks on and waits for letters addressed to him.

    War and Peace Leo Tolstoy
  • In our army it is only the subaltern and the field marshal who can afford to be undignified.

    Over Here Hector MacQuarrie
  • Of course, the field marshal was not anxious to extend his line.

  • It made my aunt feel, she said, "like an old field marshal—knocks me into a cocked hat, George!"

    Tono Bungay H. G. Wells
British Dictionary definitions for field marshal

field marshal

an officer holding the highest rank in the British and certain other armies
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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