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Definition of air marshal noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    air marshal

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈeə mɑːʃl//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈer mɑːrʃl//
     
    People in air travel, The air force
     
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  1. 1 an officer of very high rank in the British air force Air Marshal Gordon Black See related entries: People in air travel, The air force
  2. 2(also sky marshal) an armed guard, especially a government official, who travels on a plane with the passengers in order to protect the plane from terrorists See related entries: People in air travel
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: air marshal