Definition of road march in US English:

road march


  • 1Military. A long march on the road undertaken by troops, now especially as a military exercise.

  • 2A Calypso tune or march intended to accompany the street parade of a costumed carnival band; (as a mass noun) these as a musical genre.

  • 3The parading of such a band through the streets, typically with a carnival crowd following.


Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Chambers's Edinburgh Journal. From road + march.


road march

/ˈrəʊd ˌmɑːtʃ/