Definition of air marshal in English:

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air marshal


chiefly US
An armed guard who travels incognito on certain commercial flights, trained to take action in the event of a hijacking or other violent criminal action: a plan to allow passengers to carry knives is being tabled amid protests from air marshals
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  • The US Department of Homeland Security requested the presence of air marshals on threatened flights in late December.
  • She's also busy developing standards for federal air marshals and flight deck officers so they can carry firearms in the cockpit.
  • I was glad to know that there is really an air marshal there, and they are not afraid to shoot somebody who says they have a bomb.

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Syllabification: air mar·shal

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