marcher

1
[ mahr-cher ]
/ ˈmɑr tʃər /

noun

a person who marches on foot: a line of marchers.

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Origin of marcher

1
First recorded in 1605–15; march1 + -er1

Definition for marcher (2 of 2)

marcher2
[ mahr-cher ]
/ ˈmɑr tʃər /

noun History/Historical.

an inhabitant of, or an officer or lord having jurisdiction over, a march or border territory.

Origin of marcher

2
late Middle English word dating back to 1375–1425; see origin at march2, -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for marcher

marcher
/ (ˈmɑːtʃə) /

noun

an inhabitant of any of the Marches
(formerly)
  1. a lord governing and defending such a borderland
  2. (as modifier)the marcher lords
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