What does the word marshal mean?

Usage examples for marshal

  1. One day a messenger came from the camp, bringing a letter from the brave marshal, who demanded more troops, saying that the enemy far out- numbered him. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  2. This occurred at the burial of the dead prince, when Count Fersen, as marshal of the realm, opened the procession. – Norwegian Life by Ethlyn T. Clough
  3. All the same he commanded the Marshal of his bands to have the trumpet sounded, and to start for Pignerol, where he would follow when he had eaten a mouthful. – Bayard: The Good Knight Without Fear And Without Reproach by Christopher Hare