Share this entry

Share this page


Syllabification: ser·a·skier
Pronunciation: /ˌserəˈskir

Definition of seraskier in English:


The commander in chief and minister of war of the Ottoman Empire.
Example sentences
  • He defeated the Ottomans at Salcia, captured the whole camp of the seraskier, Hassan Pasha, shut him up in Izmail, and was preparing to reduce the place when he was forbidden to do so by Grigori Alexandrovich Potemkin.
  • Having accomplished this part of his task, he made a forced march to assault the entrenched camp of the Pacha before the dispersed troops of the Seraskier could really.


Turkish, from Persian sar'askar 'head (of the) army'.

Definition of seraskier in:

Share this entry

Share this page


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day glen
Pronunciation: ɡlen
a narrow valley