sky marshal(redirected from Air Marshal (civil aviation))
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An armed federal law-enforcement officer, usually working undercover on an airliner during a flight, assigned to prevent or stop air piracy and acts of terrorism involving commercial aircraft.
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1. (Aeronautics) an armed security guard on a commercial aircraft
2. (Law) an armed security guard on a commercial aircraft
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an armed federal marshal responsible for preventing the hijacking of airliners.
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|Noun||1.||sky marshal - a person trained by the government in hijacking and terrorist tactics who (for security reasons) is a passenger aboard an airline flight|
act of terrorism, terrorism, terrorist act - the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear
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