from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun An officer in some European armies, usually ranking just below the commander in chief.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun An officer of the highest military rank in the British, German, and some other European armies.
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- noun military In certain nations the highest military rank, ranking below only the
commander in chief; now essentially disused.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun an officer holding the highest rank in the army
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From field + marshal, after German Feldmarschall or its source, Middle French maréchal de camp.
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