grand marshal

noun

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 This year’s grand marshal is Trevor Ricketson, who is diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy, a genetic disorder that affects all the muscles in the body, Frisard said. Sarah Bonnette | Contributing Writer, NOLA.com, "Krewe of Dionysus finds creative way to parade in a pandemic," 30 Jan. 2021 Bounce star Big Freedia is the krewe's grand marshal. Doug Maccash, NOLA.com, "Looking for Mardi Gras house floats in New Orleans and beyond? See official map with 3,000 locations," 1 Feb. 2021 The Wild's chances of cutting into that deficit took a hit with the team's parade to the penalty box as the period progressed, and defenseman Carson Soucy was the grand marshal – committing all three penalties. Sarah Mclellan, Star Tribune, "Colorado shreds Wild 5-1 in first of four games between rivals," 30 Jan. 2021 Bexar County Commissioner Tommy Calvert was grand marshal of the celebration. Vincent T. Davis, ExpressNews.com, "Community honors San Antonio Tuskegee Airman’s 100th birthday with parade," 11 Jan. 2021 The parade grand marshal will lead the way starting at the synagogue’s entrance on Riverside Drive. Sergio Carmona, sun-sentinel.com, "Hanukkah to be celebrated both virtually and live throughout South Florida," 4 Dec. 2020 Parade organizers have named their grand marshal: a Concord Police Department dog named Liberty. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, "Mobile morgues, garage overflow, copper bottle con: News from around our 50 states," 20 Nov. 2020 Dennis Nixon, former national commander of the Disabled American Veterans, will serve as grand marshal. Dallas News, "Veteran’s Day across D-FW: saluting those who’ve served," 6 Nov. 2020 There's a spooky virtual Halloween parade in the works — and Jamie Lee Curtis is the grand marshal! Benjamin Vanhoose, PEOPLE.com, "Jamie Lee Curtis to Host Virtual Halloween Parade: How to Join and Show Off Your Costume," 21 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of grand marshal

1951, in the meaning defined above

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20 Feb 2021

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“Grand marshal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/grand%20marshal. Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.

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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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