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Definition of marshal noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1a person responsible for making sure that public events, especially sports events and parades, take place without any problems, and for controlling crowds
  2. 2an 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