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Marcher   /mˈɑrtʃər/   Listen

An inhabitant of a border district.
Walks with regular or stately step.  Synonym: parader.
Fights on foot with small arms.  Synonyms: foot soldier, footslogger, infantryman.

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"Marcher" Quotes from Famous Books

... want it, myself, it may turn out useful to keep up some wounded comrade. It will not add much to the load that I shall have to carry, and which I expect I shall feel, when we first march. As I am now, I think I could keep up with the best marcher in the regiment but, with the weight of the clothes and pouches, a hundred and twenty rounds of ammunition, and my rifle, it will be a very different thing; and I shall be desperately tired, by the time we get to the end of the ...
— Through Three Campaigns - A Story of Chitral, Tirah and Ashanti • G. A. Henty

... Barut avec mon moucre le lendemain du jour ou la galere avoit mis a la voile, et nous primes le chemin de Saiette, entre la mer et les montagnes. Souvent ces montagnes s'avancent si pres du rivage qu'on est oblige de marcher sur la greve, et quelquefois elles en sont eloignees ...
— The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques, - and Discoveries of The English Nation, Volume 10 - Asia, Part III • Richard Hakluyt

... were eager, its lips parted, as if each step was the first the marcher had ever taken; and yet he was stumbling, almost asleep from tiredness. A young man he was, with skin drawn tight over his heavy cheek-bones and jaw, under the platter of his helmet, and burdened with all his soldier's load. At first I saw his face alone in the darkness, ...
— Another Sheaf • John Galsworthy

Words linked to "Marcher" :   hunger marcher, denizen, footer, walker, indweller, dweller, infantryman, grenade thrower, parader, fusilier, grenadier, soldier, pivot man, doughboy, wheeler, habitant, musketeer, inhabitant, foot soldier, footslogger, pivot, pedestrian, march

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