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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.

sky marshal

n
1. (Aeronautics) an armed security guard on a commercial aircraft
2. (Law) an armed security guard on a commercial aircraft

sky′ mar`shal


n.
an armed federal marshal responsible for preventing the hijacking of airliners.
[1965–70, Amer.]
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
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Meanwhile, Kevin Brouder, who completed a Cork double yesterday on odds-on favourite Sky Marshal and longshot Miss McIlory, will partner Sunday's impressive Galway winner Mr Smith for Charles Byrnes at Roscommon tonight.
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Of course, the duty was undercover and a sky marshal had to have a good cover story.
That's changed this year with their new Sky Marshal revolver.
Once new administrative changes come into effect, experts from armed forces will provide training to ASF sky marshal regarding use of advanced weapons.
Sky Marshal Carson (Sarsgaard) struggles to keep Kyle under control as she increasingly starts to doubt her own sanity.
Kates, a noted criminologist, says this same thing was observed back in the 1970s when the Sky Marshal program was a hot item after a wave of "sky jackings." He wrote, "The problem for sky marshals, especially, is boredom so extreme that it resulted in endless resignations from the marshal program of the 1970s.
I stress that large numbers of volunteers could be raised because that is what is required -- and what professional sky marshal programs can never provide.
A spokesman for Israel's national carrier El Al said even after no explosives were found, the airline seated the 28-year-old Londoner next to an armed sky marshal in the second to last row, far from the cockpit.
The Air Marshal Program was preceded by the "Sky Marshal" program, organized under the US Marshals Service.