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 Rojo was grand marshal of the 2013 Rose Festival’s Fred Meyer Junior Parade. oregonlive, "Rojo the Llama, beloved therapy animal and local celebrity, dies -- and will live on in Sensory Safari," 6 Nov. 2019 Milo Yiannopoulos, the disgraced far-right provocateur, was the grand marshal. Eric Levenson, CNN, "Appeals court sides with Boston DA in fight with judge over 'Straight Pride Parade' charges," 9 Sep. 2019 Milo Yiannopoulos, an openly gay right-wing political commentator and writer, was the grand marshal. Gerren Keith Gaynor, Fox News, "AOC slams 'Straight Pride' parade in Boston; event ends with police injuries, dozens of arrests: report," 2 Sep. 2019 There will be 25 grand marshals for Aurora's Fourth of July parade. Steve Lord, Aurora Beacon-News, "Aurora honors 911 operators by naming 25 grand marshals for July 4 parade," 5 June 2019 It’s Silicon Valley Pride week, and there has been plenty of celebrating going on already even before this weekend’s parade honoring the Golden State Warriors as grand marshals and a daylong festival headlined by R&B singer Macy Gray. Sal Pizarro, The Mercury News, "Golden State Warriors, Macy Gray to lead Silicon Valley Pride events," 22 Aug. 2019 The festival kicked off Wednesday – complete with opening parade led by grand marshal The Unipiper, aka Brian Kidd – but with 93 beers and eight ciders, narrowing your selection is a challenge. Andre Meunier,, "I tried 17 beers at the Oregon Brewers Festival; here’s how they rate," 25 July 2019 The theme is Cheviot Bicentennial and the grand marshals are Cheviot mayors Donald Bennett, J. Michael Laumann and Sam Keller. Jennie Key,, "Harvest Home: What you need to know for this week's parade and fair," 4 Sep. 2018 Top’s Billy Gibbons will serve as grand marshal of 2019 Ford Holiday River Parade For more information on the Rey Feo Foundation or the parade, visit Polly Ann Rocha,, "Diez y Seis river parade premieres Saturday," 10 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of grand marshal

1951, in the meaning defined above

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3 Dec 2019

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“Grand marshal.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 15 December 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of grand marshal

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

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