Meaning of “march-past” in the English Dictionary

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"march-past" in British English

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march-pastnoun [ C usually singular ]

uk /ˈmɑːtʃ.pɑːst/ us /ˈmɑːrtʃ.pæst/

a march of the armed forces past an officer of high rank or a king or queen

(Definition of “march-past” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)