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field marshal

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noun
  1. an officer of the highest military rank in the British and certain other armies, and of the second highest rank in the French army.
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Origin of field marshal

First recorded in 1570–80
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marshal

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Historical Examples

  • "Let him come in, then," said the Field-Marshal, abruptly; and the officer retired.

    The Daltons, Volume II (of II)

    Charles James Lever

  • Of course they were, or Uncle Stephen would not now be a field-marshal.

  • "You 'll find, at least, that the Field-Marshal will be of my opinion," continued she.

  • When exposed to public view, it has the honours of field-marshal accorded to it.

  • Glory and the field-marshal's baton, after fifty-one years of hard work!

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    Orison Swett Marden


British Dictionary definitions for field marshal

field marshal

noun
  1. an officer holding the highest rank in the British and certain other armies
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