Definition of field marshal in English:

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field marshal

Pronunciation: /ˈfēl(d) ˌmärSHəl/


An officer of the highest rank in the British and other armies.
Example sentences
  • In 1941 Smuts was made an honorary field marshal in the British Army, but asked that he still be known by his old rank of general.
  • The Russian tsarist army had field marshals including Suvorov, but the rank, like all the old military ranks, was abolished in 1917.
  • Neither field marshal nor platoon leader should be point man.

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Syllabification: field mar·shal

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