grand marshal

noun

Definition of grand marshal

: a person honored as the ceremonial marshal of a parade

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Also to be honored are immediate past grand marshals Benjamin Crump and Ricky Anderson, and past honorees Bill King, former mayor of Kemah, and Houston Police Chief Art Acevdeo. Staff Report, Houston Chronicle, "Houston's 24th Annual MLK parade expected to draw 300,000," 8 Jan. 2018 As a result, Terri Hemmert of WXRT was changed from celebrity marshal to grand marshal, Gerstner said. Pioneer Press, chicagotribune.com, "Shortened Skokie Independence Day parade to honor hometown blues icon Clearwater," 25 June 2018 By 1974, the city's original superkrewe, Endymion, borrowed the idea, with trumpeter Doc Severinson reigning as celebrity grand marshal. Mike Scott, NOLA.com, "Celebrities at Mardi Gras: A visual history of a Carnival tradition," 19 Jan. 2018 The city of Aurora also named Martinez the Fourth of July parade grand marshal. Steve Lord, Aurora Beacon-News, "Aurora honors hometown hero who saved stranger from burning car," 29 June 2018 Tennis icon Billie Jean King was named a grand marshal for the parade in March. Katherine Fominykh, baltimoresun.com, "MLB, NFL will join five other leagues in New York City Pride March," 1 June 2018 The grand marshal will be the Deerfield Bannockburn Riverwoods Chamber of Commerce. Steve Sadin, chicagotribune.com, "Bolder fireworks, updated food offerings at this year's Deerfield Family Days," 25 June 2018 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

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1951, in the meaning defined above

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grand marshal

noun

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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