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sky marshal Line breaks: sky mar|shal

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Definition of sky marshal in English:


An armed guard who travels incognito on certain international flights, trained to take action in the event of a hijack or other terrorist action.
Example sentences
  • El Al puts at least one armed, plain clothes sky marshal on all its flights.
  • Still on the question of guns, are we going to feel safer with an armed sky marshal in Economy Class?
  • He was seated beside an armed sky marshal for that very reason.
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