Definition of sky marshal in English:

sky marshal

Line breaks: sky mar|shal

noun

  • An armed guard who travels incognito on certain international flights, trained to take action in the event of a hijack or other terrorist action.
    More 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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