air marshal

noun

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 After reportedly ignoring a flight attendant's requests to calm down, Stephen was escorted off the plane by several flight attendants and an air marshal, the outlet said. Lindsay Kimble, PEOPLE.com, 23 June 2021 During a flight from New York to London, a federal air marshal receives a series of text messages informing him that a passenger will be killed every 20 minutes until the airline transfers $150 million to an offshore account. Ed Stockly, Los Angeles Times, 9 Apr. 2021 During a flight from New York to London, a federal air marshal receives a series of text messages informing him that a passenger will be killed every 20 minutes until the airline transfers $150 million to an offshore account. Ed Stockly, Los Angeles Times, 9 Apr. 2021 During a flight from New York to London, a federal air marshal receives a series of text messages informing him that a passenger will be killed every 20 minutes until the airline transfers $150 million to an offshore account. Ed Stockly, Los Angeles Times, 9 Apr. 2021 Fox News is told members of Congress who want security should call the Capitol Hill Police, which calls a TSA liaison, who then calls or inputs the request in the air marshal's mission operations computer. William La Jeunesse, Fox News, 16 May 2021 During a flight from New York to London, a federal air marshal receives a series of text messages informing him that a passenger will be killed every 20 minutes until the airline transfers $150 million to an offshore account. Ed Stockly, Los Angeles Times, 9 Apr. 2021 During a flight from New York to London, a federal air marshal receives a series of text messages informing him that a passenger will be killed every 20 minutes until the airline transfers $150 million to an offshore account. Ed Stockly, Los Angeles Times, 9 Apr. 2021 During a flight from New York to London, a federal air marshal receives a series of text messages informing him that a passenger will be killed every 20 minutes until the airline transfers $150 million to an offshore account. Ed Stockly, Los Angeles Times, 9 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of air marshal

1919, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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27 Jun 2021

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“Air marshal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/air%20marshal. Accessed 4 Aug. 2021.

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