field marshal

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field marshal

n. Abbr. FM
An officer in some European armies, usually ranking just below the commander in chief.

field marshal

n
(Military) an officer holding the highest rank in the British and certain other armies

field′ mar`shal


n.
an officer of the highest rank in the British army.
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Noun1.field marshal - an officer holding the highest rank in the armyfield marshal - an officer holding the highest rank in the army
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
marshal, marshall - (in some countries) a military officer of highest rank
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King participated in both the preparation and court presentation in the case against former Fieldmarshal Erhardt [sic] Milch, and also contributed substantially to the preparation of other important cases in the office.
John has proud memories of joining the personal air crew for Britain's most famous WWII commander, FieldMarshal Bernard Montgomery, and was just 19 when he flew his first sortie over Germany.