field marshal
noun Date: 1614 the highest ranking military officer (as in the British army)

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  • field marshal — Marshal Mar shal, n. [OE. mareschal, OF. mareschal, F. mar[ e]chal, LL. mariscalcus, from OHG. marah scalc (G. marschall); marah horse + scalc servant (akin to AS. scealc, Goth. skalks). F. mar[ e]chal signifies, a marshal, and a farrier. See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Field marshal — Field Field (f[=e]ld), n. [OE. feld, fild, AS. feld; akin to D. veld, G. feld, Sw. f[ a]lt, Dan. felt, Icel. fold field of grass, AS. folde earth, land, ground, OS. folda.] 1. Cleared land; land suitable for tillage or pasture; cultivated ground; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • field marshal — field marshals also field marshal N COUNT; N TITLE A field marshal is an officer in the army who has the highest rank …   English dictionary

  • Field Marshal — est un grade militaire britannique équivalent à maréchal. Il n est attribué qu en temps de guerre. Bernard Montgomery et Alan Brooke furent Field Marshal. Liens externes (en) Nomination dans la London Gazette au grade de maréchal du général… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • field marshal — field .marshal n an officer of the highest rank in the British army …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • field marshal — noun count an officer of the highest rank in the British army …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • field marshal — ► NOUN ▪ the highest rank of officer in the British army …   English terms dictionary

  • field marshal — n. in some armies, an officer of the highest rank …   English World dictionary

  • Field marshal — For other uses, see Field marshal (disambiguation). Common anglophone military ranks Navies Armies Air forces Officers Admiral of the fleet Marshal / …   Wikipedia

  • Field Marshal — For other meanings see Field Marshal (disambiguation)Field marshal is a military officer rank. Today it is the highest rank in the armies in which it is used, one step above a general or colonel general. Historically, however, several armies used …   Wikipedia

  • field marshal — noun an officer holding the highest rank in the army • Topics: ↑military, ↑armed forces, ↑armed services, ↑military machine, ↑war machine • Hypernyms: ↑marshal, ↑marshall …   Useful english dictionary

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