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Definition of "field marshal" [field marshal]

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

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "field marshal" in a sentence
  • "The troops already in camp at Lemnos, Kitchener decreed, were to remain on that island until the fleet had battered the inner forts into submission; thereupon, the field marshal conceded, it might be necessary to put a few men ashore at the Bulair neck of Gallipoli to prevent supplies from reaching isolated Turkish troops on the peninsula."
  • "Lizbeth thought he looked like a field marshal in a movie, right in the moment when he knew he was out-manned, under-supplied, and moving closer to a disastrous battle."
  • ""Gratefulness for that, Shatenka," wheezed the field marshal in passable Massood."