an air force officer of a rank comparable to an army lieutenant general.
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How to use air marshal in a sentence
Only 24 hours earlier, air marshal Houston had put the size of the search area at 18,000 square miles.Ocean Shield, the Ship That Saved the Search for MH370 | Clive Irving | April 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
air marshal Houston was careful to make it clear that, however encouraging, the ping detections were not in itself enough.Can Anyone Find MH370 If It’s in a Million Pieces? | Clive Irving | April 9, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Frank Terreri works as a federal air marshal out of LAX, the Los Angeles airport that averages 640 outbound flights a day.
British Dictionary definitions for air marshal
a senior Royal Air Force officer of equivalent rank to a vice admiral in the Royal Navy
a Royal Australian Air Force officer of the highest rank
a Royal New Zealand Air Force officer of the highest rank when chief of defence forces
a person employed to travel as an armed guard on commercial flights to protect against hijacking
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