marcher

1
[mahr-cher]

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. march-order,
  2. march-past,
  3. march.,
  4. marche,
  5. marchen,
  6. marches,
  7. marchesa,
  8. marchese,
  9. marcheshvan,
  10. marchiafava-bignami disease

Origin of marcher

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

marcher

2
[mahr-cher]

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

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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