air-marshal

air marshal

noun British.
an air force officer of a rank comparable to an army lieutenant general.

Origin:
1915–20

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air marshal
 
n
1.  a senior Royal Air Force officer of equivalent rank to a vice admiral in the Royal Navy
2.  a Royal Australian Air Force officer of the highest rank
3.  a Royal New Zealand Air Force officer of the highest rank when chief of defence forces
4.  a person employed to travel as an armed guard on commercial flights to protect against hijacking

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