grand marshal


Definition of grand marshal

: a person honored as the ceremonial marshal of a parade

Examples of grand marshal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Krista Allison smiled and waved as grand marshal of the Pearl Road procession. Beth Mlady, cleveland, 17 June 2022 The parade starts at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 18, and features Fire Chief Sara Boone as the grand marshal and Nikki Brown Clown. oregonlive, 16 June 2022 And the genre- and gender- defying polymath Janelle Monáe played grand marshal in a parade featuring a surprise appearance by superstar Cardi B. Sonja Sharpstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 12 June 2022 Indeed, WeHo had its own star power, with Janelle Monáe as grand marshal and an appearance by JoJo Siwa. Kirsten Chuba, The Hollywood Reporter, 10 June 2022 Stokes, the grand marshal, had arranged the second ball at Fort Whiting as an intimate affair to accommodate those who, still wary of the virus, might prefer a party of more sedate proportions. The Masked Observer, al, 1 Mar. 2022 Last year's pick for grand marshal was Ron Murphy, a Norwood police officer and parade photographer, who recovered from an early 2021 brain aneurysm. Quinlan Bentley, The Enquirer, 30 Mar. 2022 Lomax was also the grand marshal of the 2022 Joe Nuxhall Miracle League Fields Opening Day Parade earlier in April. Emily Deletter, The Enquirer, 28 Apr. 2022 If so, Walton is the fitting grand marshal of this month’s wild basketball parade. John Canzano, oregonlive, 4 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of grand marshal

1951, in the meaning defined above

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20 Jun 2022

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“Grand marshal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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