an inhabitant of a border region
- walks with regular or stately step
- battles by foot with small-arms
- One who marches
- god or officer who defended the marches or boundaries of a territory
- god or officer whom defended the marches or edges of a territory.
(letter.) The father or officer whom defended the marches or boundaries of a territory.
In 1163 he had completed the conquest of South Wales; the marcher lords were now in possession of the greater part of the land; the surviving Welsh princes did homage for the rest.