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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Has he been degraded into a field marshal, or into a soldier?
Colonel Delafield, or General--no, Field Marshal Delafield, is an officer that might teach"--as Miss Osgood spoke with short interruptions between her epithets, as if in search of proper terms, she dwelt a moment on the last word in such a manner as to give it a particular emphasis--Charlotte started, more perhaps from the manner than the expression, and turning her glowing face towards her friend, she cried involuntarily--
These princes of the blood should range in rank from Lieutenant-General up to Field Marshal, and be gorgeously salaried and equipped and fed by the state.
He is supping with our late landlord (a Field Marshal, at least, no doubt) in honour of our departure, and may be two hours longer.
Field Marshal MP Fonseka says that he is willing to become the Presidential Candidate of the United National Party (UNP) if the party approves it.
Field Marshal Sam Hormusji Framji Jamshedji Manekshaw was the architect of many military triumphs.
Field Marshal Shaikh Khalifa inspected latest hi-tech weapons supplies.
In a telegram sent to Hitler by Field Marshal Ferdinand Schorner, dated April 23, 1945, the latter wrote: "I should like - as your field marshal, and on behalf of all the brave soldiers, who are fighting for you, as well as those who have laid down their lives for you - to ask you, at this grave hour, to leave Berlin and to assume command...from the southern sector.
He was received at Khartoum Airport by the President of the Republic, Field Marshal Omer Al-Bashir, a number of ministers and senior officials, a number of heads of the diplomatic corps accredited to Khartoum and members of the Chadian community.
Legend has it, Ayub Khan called the field marshal to tell him that his son was fine.
Field Marshal Shaikh Khalifa Bin Ahmed Al-Khalifa acknowledged strong ties between Pakistan and Bahrain while appreciating PN efforts and focused commitments in support of collaborative maritime security in the region and extending cooperation in diverse fields to Bahrain Defence Forces.
The life that the Field Marshal has lived is vast and rich so its quite daunting to be able to do justice to it in two hours on celluloid.