grand marshal

noun

Definition of grand marshal

: a person honored as the ceremonial marshal of a parade

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Sheriff’s deputies, volunteers and Undersheriff Mike Barnett will represent the department as grand marshals. Maureen Robertson, Ramona Sentinel, "Rodeo weekend celebrates first responders," 16 May 2018 Gene Hallman, president of the Bruno Event Team, told Tatum about previous grand marshals for the race at Barber Motorsports Park. Greg Garrison, AL.com, "Channing Tatum: 'anywhere they say y'all, that's where I call home'," 23 Apr. 2018 Cheech Marin, Kinky Friedman, George Clinton, Lynn Wyatt, The Art Guys, Dan Aykroyd, and Mayor Annise Parker have all served as grand marshals over the parade's 30-plus years. Craig Hlavaty, Houston Chronicle, "Houston Art Car Parade announces new details for this year," 29 Mar. 2018 Logan Kurek, a member of the Kingsville Volunteer Fire Company, will be the grand marshal. David Anderson, The Aegis, "Harford is ready to celebrate our nation's birthday," 4 July 2018 This year the council selected Mirna Lopez-Rivera of Aurora, the president and CEO of Midwest Occupational Health Management Services Inc., to be grand marshal. Steve Lord, Aurora Beacon-News, "Aurora to celebrate Puerto Rican heritage in July," 30 June 2018 All roads along Dixie Highway between Orphanage Road and Beechwood Road will be closed from noon to 2 p.m. Bill Miller is the grand marshal. Chris Mayhew, Cincinnati.com, "A NKY Fourth of July: Where to watch fireworks and parades," 28 June 2018 Purdue women's basketball player Abby Abel and her friend Mitch Bonar are grand marshals. Scott Horner, Indianapolis Star, "Indy 500 2018 schedule: What's going on at IMS in May," 26 Apr. 2018 Noblesville The day's festivities kick off with a parade at 4:30 p.m. July 4 with Noblesville West Middle School hero Jason Seaman and survivor Ella Whistler as grand marshals. Chris Sims, Indianapolis Star, "31 ways to actually celebrate the Fourth of July on July 4th," 2 July 2018

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1951, in the meaning defined above

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grand marshal

noun

English Language Learners Definition of grand marshal

: a person who is honored by being made the leader of a parade

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