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marcher1

[mahr-cher] /ˈmɑr tʃər/
noun
1.
a person who marches on foot:
a line of marchers.
Origin of marcher1
1605-1615
1605-15; march1 + -er1

marcher2

[mahr-cher] /ˈmɑr tʃər/
noun, History/Historical
1.
an inhabitant of, or an officer or lord having jurisdiction over, a march or border territory.
Origin
1375-1425; late Middle English; see march2, -er1
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  • Despenser's action provoked extreme indignation among all the marcher lords.

  • There will be more to say about these marcher barons later on.

  • But at one point, late in the afternoon, some marcher just ahead of me suddenly started to laugh.

    The Harbor Ernest Poole
  • There came in fact a moment when marcher felt a positive pang.

  • Yet the marcher Lords did something for Welsh civilisation in their earlier centuries.

    Medival Wales A. G. Little
  • We have also just seen that in order to represent the trot the marcher at the back had to anticipate by a half-step.

  • His grievances were those of a marcher rather than those of a Welshman.

  • General marcher explained to you that they are being drafted into the service of the government.

    Master of None Lloyd Neil Goble
  • The machinery of government was probably more complete and elaborate in Glamorgan than in any other marcher Lordship.

    Medival Wales A. G. Little
British Dictionary definitions for marcher

marcher

/ˈmɑːtʃə/
noun
1.
an inhabitant of any of the Marches
2.
(formerly)
  1. a lord governing and defending such a borderland
  2. (as modifier): the marcher lords
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