air marshal


Definition of air marshal

1 : a commissioned officer in the British air force who ranks with a lieutenant general in the army
2 : an armed federal officer in plain clothes who is assigned to prevent skyjackings : sky marshal

Examples of air marshal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At various points, Taherzadeh also claimed to be a former U.S. air marshal and a former Army Ranger. Kevin Johnson, USA TODAY, 1 Aug. 2022 Ariel James Pennington, 35, was detained on the aircraft after threatening a flight attendant and physically assaulting a federal air marshal, according to the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma. Hyeyoon Alyssa Choi, Los Angeles Times, 8 Apr. 2022 He was indicted on two counts of assaulting a flight attendant and a federal air marshal in January of last year. Hyeyoon Alyssa Choi, Los Angeles Times, 8 Apr. 2022 An air marshal on board Flight 324 also allegedly was assaulted while attempting to subdue the passenger, who was eventually restrained. Andy Rose, CNN, 10 Dec. 2021 The air marshal suffered minor injuries and did not need medical attention, the TSA said. Ian Duncan,, 10 Dec. 2021 The air marshal suffered minor injuries and did not need medical attention, the TSA said. Washington Post, 10 Dec. 2021 The air marshal asks the passenger to sit down numerous times, and the individual briefly complies after initially appearing to refuse. Abigail Adams,, 10 Dec. 2021 The air marshal was able to detain the suspect and police helped to remove him from the plane. Sophie Reardon, CBS News, 10 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of air marshal

1919, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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7 Sep 2022

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“Air marshal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Oct. 2022.

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