advance guard

noun

Definition of advance guard

1 : a detachment usually divided into point, advance party, support, and reserve preceding a body of troops on the march to protect it and secure its uninterrupted advance

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advance guardist noun

First Known Use of advance guard

1690, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Advance guard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/advance%20guard. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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