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English definition of “marshal”


noun [C] (OFFICIAL)    /ˈmɑː.ʃəl/ US  /ˈmɑːr-/
an official who is involved in the running of a public event : Marshals struggled in vain to prevent spectators rushing onto the racetrack .US The parade's grand marshal (= the person leading it) carried an elaborately carved staff .People in charge of or controlling other peopleBosses, managers and directors
(Definition of marshal noun (OFFICIAL) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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