Main definitions of marcher in US English:

: marcher1marcher2

marcher1

noun

  • A person who marches, especially one taking part in a protest march.

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

Pronunciation

marcher

/ˈmɑrtʃər//ˈmärCHər/

Main definitions of marcher in US English:

: marcher1marcher2

marcher2

noun

historical
  • An inhabitant of a frontier or border district.

    • ‘The marcher lords on the Welsh border were particularly powerful.’
    • ‘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.’

Pronunciation

marcher

/ˈmɑrtʃər//ˈmärCHər/