Patrono:Xno[[Category:Patrono:Xno derivations|Marshal]] [[marescal#Patrono:Xno|marescal]], [[marschal#Patrono:Xno|marschal]], Old French marescal, mareschal (“‘farrier; military commander’”), from Late Latin mariscalus (“‘groom, army commander, court dignitary’”), either from Patrono:Frk[[Category:Patrono:Frk derivations|Marshal]] *marhskalk, or from Old High German marahscalc (“‘horse-servant’”), from Proto-Germanic *marha-skalkaz ( > Old Saxon maraskalk, marahscalc). Compare English mare + shalk.
- (RP) IPA: /ˈmɑːʃəl/, SAMPA: /"mA:S@l/
- (GenAm) IPA: /ˈmɑɹʃəl/, SAMPA: /"mArS@l/
- Rhymes: -ɑː(r)ʃəl
- Homophones: martial
- A high-ranking officer in the household of a medieval prince or lord, who was originally in charge of the cavalry and later the military forces in general.
- A military officer of the highest rank in several countries, including France and the former Soviet Union; equivalent to a general of the army in the United States. See also field marshal.
- A person in charge of the ceremonial arrangement and management of a gathering.
- A sheriff's assistant.
- (Can we verify(+) this sense?) The highest ranking piece in the board game Stratego.
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Third person singular
- to arrange troops etc. in line for inspection or a parade
- (by extension) to arrange facts etc. in some methodical order
- to ceremoniously guide, conduct or usher
- to gather data for transmission
- ↑ Patrono:R:Online Etymology Dictionary
- ↑ marshal in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913