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- n. A commander in the Ottoman Empire.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A general or commander of land forces in the Turkish empire; especially, the commander-in-chief of minister of war.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A Turkish general or commander of land forces. This title is given by the Turks to every general having command of an army, but especially to the commander-in-chief and minister of war.
From Turkish serasker, a compound word with ser, "head", from Persian, and asker, "soldier", from Arabic. (Wiktionary)