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marshal

[ mahr-shuhl ]
/ ˈmɑr ʃəl /
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noun

verb (used with object), mar·shaled, mar·shal·ing or (especially British) mar·shalled, mar·shal·ling.

Nearby words

marsh wren, marsh's test, marsh, dame ngaio, marsh, reginald, marsha, marshal, marshal of the royal air force, marshall, marshall islands, marshall plan, marshall, alfred

Origin of marshal

1225–75; Middle English marshal, syncopated variant of mareschal < Old French < Germanic; compare Old High German marahscalh groom, equivalent to marah horse (see mare1) + scalh servant, cognate with Old English scealc
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Can be confusedmarshal marital martial

Synonym study

9. See gather.
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Examples from the Web for unmarshalled

  • Unmarshalled save by their own deeds, the army of the dead sweep before us, “wearing their wounds like stars.”

    The Real Memorial Day: Oliver Wendell Holmes's Salute To A Momentous American Anniversary|Malcolm Jones|May 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST

British Dictionary definitions for unmarshalled

marshal

/ (ˈmɑːʃəl) /

noun

verb -shals, -shalling or -shalled or US -shals, -shaling or -shaled (tr)

Derived Formsmarshalcy or marshalship, nounmarshaller or US marshaler, noun

Word Origin for marshal

C13: from Old French mareschal; related to Old High German marahscalc groom, from marah horse + scalc servant
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