Meaning of “sky marshal” in the English Dictionary

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"sky marshal" in British English

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sky marshalnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈskaɪ ˌmɑː.ʃəl/ us /ˈskaɪ ˌmɑːr.ʃəl/

an official person dressed in ordinary clothes, who carries a gun on an aircraft and whose job is to protect other passengers

(Definition of “sky marshal” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)