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


[mahr-cher] /ˈmɑr tʃər/
noun, History/Historical
an inhabitant of, or an officer or lord having jurisdiction over, a march or border territory.
1375-1425; late Middle English; see march2, -er1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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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


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