Main definitions of marcher in English

: marcher1marcher2

marcher1

noun

  • A person taking part in a protest march.

    ‘police set up barricades to halt the marchers’
    • ‘No doubt many of Saturday's marchers will claim their own particular reasons for protesting this time.’
    • ‘But the calm and restrained people constitute the majority of the marchers.’
    • ‘It was an anti-globalisation protest, but many marchers shouted slogans and had placards against the war.’
    • ‘Sections of the city centre were brought to a halt by marchers protesting against job losses and poor working conditions.’
    • ‘The Swindon marchers joined the protest near the Houses of Parliament.’
    • ‘I'm all for the marchers now and have plans for my own kind of protest in the future.’
    • ‘Looks like they are educating their kids to be party of the next generation of protesters and marchers.’
    • ‘The marchers carried placards threatening to take strike action during the examination period.’
    • ‘I certainly cannot recall street marchers or naked protests, and I would remember those.’
    • ‘Protesters in Parliament Square tried to break through police lines and join other marchers who had arrived in the area.’
    • ‘The marchers join a swelling youth protest movement as many face a bleak future.’
    • ‘Fortunately for them, there were several people outside the jail who were protesting the arrest of the marchers.’
    • ‘The marcher sustained the injury after a scuffle broke out when marchers broke the windows of a stationary taxi.’
    • ‘Protest marchers head for the offices of the Dept. of Fisheries on Black Wednesday.’
    • ‘The marchers from Central Luzon will be joined by thousands of protesters from Manila and Southern Tagalog.’
    • ‘The government ordered soldiers to open fire on the marchers, killing 11 women protesters.’
    • ‘A wall of uniformed police on motor scooters blocked off half of Second Avenue as marchers trooped down city streets.’
    • ‘He has asked the thousands of marchers with him to wait outside the city.’
    • ‘Yesterday the pro-testing marchers stood up to be counted and we applaud them.’
    • ‘I wonder if maybe violence against a protest marcher might be one of the only effective ways to highlight the agenda of the protest concerned.’

Pronunciation

marcher

/ˈmɑːtʃə/

Main definitions of marcher in English

: marcher1marcher2

marcher2

noun

historical
  • An inhabitant of a frontier or border district.

    as modifier ‘a marcher baron’
    • ‘The initial incursions into Ireland had been by marcher knights and other freelances from south Wales hired by Diarmait MacMurchadha, the King of Leinster.’
    • ‘Despite Gerald of Wales's vaunting of the military skills of his marcher kinsfolk, the record suggests that the swords of the second group were just as sharp, and their eye for land and profit at least as keen.’
    • ‘Southern Wales came under the sway of the Anglo-Norman marcher lords, but the north was a different matter.’
    • ‘Mortimer was one of the most powerful marcher barons of Henry III's reign and preoccupied with resisting Welsh advance.’
    • ‘The marcher lords on the Welsh border were particularly powerful.’

Pronunciation

marcher

/ˈmɑːtʃə/