sky marshal


noun

an armed plainclothes federal marshal riding on an airliner to protect against skyjacking.

Nearby words

  1. sky cavalry,
  2. sky compass,
  3. sky cover,
  4. sky diving,
  5. sky marker,
  6. sky pilot,
  7. sky show,
  8. sky train,
  9. sky wave,
  10. sky's the limit, the

Origin of sky marshal

An Americanism dating back to 1965–70

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British Dictionary definitions for sky marshal

sky marshal

noun

an armed security guard on a commercial aircraft
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