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marshal British & World English

An officer of the highest rank in the armed forces of some countries

air marshal British & World English

A high rank of officer in the RAF, above air vice-marshal and below air chief marshal

sky marshal British & World 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

Earl Marshal British & World English

(In the UK) the officer presiding over the College of Arms, with ceremonial duties on various royal occasions

field marshal British & World English

The highest rank of officer in the British army

air vice-marshal British & World English

A high rank of officer in the RAF, above air commodore and below air marshal

provost marshal British & World English

The head of military police in camp or on active service

knight marshal British & World English

An officer of the royal household with judicial functions

air chief marshal British & World English

A high rank of officer in the RAF, above air marshal and below Marshal of the RAF

Marshal of the Royal Air Force British & World English

The highest rank of officer in the RAF

Ney, Michel British & World English

(1768–1815), French marshal. One of Napoleon’s leading generals, he commanded the French cavalry at Waterloo (1815), but after Napoleon’s overthrow was executed by the Bourbons

Tito British & World English

(1892–1980), Yugoslav Marshal and statesman, Prime Minister 1945–53 and President 1953–80; born Josip Broz. He organized a Communist resistance movement against the German invasion of Yugoslavia (1941). He became head of the new government at the end of the war, establishing Yugoslavia as a non-aligned Communist state with a federal constitution

Joffre, Joseph British & World English

(1852–1931), French Marshal, Commander-in-Chief of the French army on the Western Front during the First World War; full name Joseph Jacques Césaire Joffre

Pétain, Philippe British & World English

(1856–1951), French general and statesman, head of state 1940-4; full name Henri Philippe Omer Pétain. He concluded an armistice with Nazi Germany in 1940 and established the French government at Vichy (effectively a puppet regime for the Third Reich) until 1944

Haig, Douglas British & World English

1st Earl Haig of Bemersyde (1861–1928), British Field Marshal. During the First World War he served as Commander-in-Chief of British forces in France, maintaining a strategy of attrition throughout his command

Kitchener, Herbert British & World English

1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum (1850–1916), British soldier and statesman; full name Horatio Herbert Kitchener. At the outbreak of the First World War he was made Secretary of State for War. He had previously defeated the Mahdist forces at Omdurman in 1898, served as Chief of Staff in the Second Boer War, and been Commander-in-Chief (1902-9) in India

Rommel, Erwin British & World English

(1891–1944), German Field Marshal; known as the Desert Fox. As commander of the Afrika Korps he deployed a series of surprise manoeuvres and succeeded in capturing Tobruk (1942), but was defeated by Montgomery at El Alamein later that year. He was forced to commit suicide after being implicated in the officers' conspiracy against Hitler in 1944

Roberts, Frederick Sleigh British & World English

1st Earl Roberts of Kandahar (1832–1914), British Field Marshal. He helped suppress the Indian Mutiny of 1857-8, secured victory at Kandahar (1880), ending the Second Afghan War, and planned the successful march on the Boer capital of Pretoria (1900) during the Second Boer War

Montgomery, Bernard Law British & World English

1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein (1887–1976), British Field Marshal; known as Monty. His victory at El Alamein in 1942 proved the first significant Allied success in the Second World War. He commanded the Allied ground forces in the invasion of Normandy in 1944 and accepted the German surrender on 7 May, 1945

marshal English Thesaurus

the Mercian king marshalled a formidable army

marshal English-Spanish


air marshal English-Spanish

mariscal, teniente m general

field marshal English-Spanish

mariscal m de campo

fire marshal English-Spanish

jefe, -fa de bomberos

air chief marshal English-Spanish

brigadier, teniente m general (CAS)

air vice marshal English-Spanish

general mf de división, mayor, en Chi, Col, brigadier, en Arg, teniente mf generalen Ur