- 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
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Examples from the Web for field marshal
"Let him come in, then," said the Field-Marshal, abruptly; and the officer retired.
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.The Philippine Islands
Glory and the field-marshal's baton, after fifty-one years of hard work!How to Succeed
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- an officer holding the highest rank in the British and certain other armies
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