sky marshal

(redirected from Air Marshal (civil aviation))
Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal.

sky marshal

n.
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.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

sky marshal

n
1. (Aeronautics) an armed security guard on a commercial aircraft
2. (Law) an armed security guard on a commercial aircraft
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

sky′ mar`shal


n.
an armed federal marshal responsible for preventing the hijacking of airliners.
[1965–70, Amer.]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sky marshal - a person trained by the government in hijacking and terrorist tactics who (for security reasons) is a passenger aboard an airline flightsky 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
marshal, marshall - a law officer having duties similar to those of a sheriff in carrying out the judgments of a court of law
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.