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Definition of marshal noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1 a person responsible for making sure that public events, especially sports events and parades, take place without any problems, and for controlling crowds
  2. 2 an officer whose job is to put court orders into effect a federal marshal
  3. 3 (in some cities) an officer of high rank in a police or fire department see also air marshal, field marshal
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: marshal