grand marshal
noun Date: 1951 a person honored as the ceremonial marshal of a parade

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  • marshal — mar|shal1 [ˈma:ʃəl US ˈma:r ] n [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: mareschal] 1.) an officer of the highest rank in the army or air force of some countries ▪ Marshal Zhukov ▪ the Marshal of the Royal Airforce 2.) an official in charge of an… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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