Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An officer in some European armies, usually ranking just below the commander in chief.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. In certain nations the highest military rank, ranking below only the commander in chief; now essentially disused.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the highest military rank conferred in the British and other European armies.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An officer of the highest military rank in the British, German, and some other European armies.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an officer holding the highest rank in the army

Etymologies

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From field + marshal, after German Feldmarschall or its source, Middle French maréchal de camp.

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