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  1. a person who marches on foot: a line of marchers.
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Origin of marcher1

First recorded in 1605–15; march1 + -er1


noun History/Historical.
  1. an inhabitant of, or an officer or lord having jurisdiction over, a march or border territory.
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Origin of marcher2

late Middle English word dating back to 1375–1425; see origin at march2, -er1
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  1. an inhabitant of any of the Marches
  2. (formerly)
    1. a lord governing and defending such a borderland
    2. (as modifier)the marcher lords
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