color guard


: an honor guard for the colors of an organization

Examples of color guard in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The parade will include marching and drum bands, a color guard, floats, clowns and various metro Detroit organizations. Detroit Free Press, 10 Mar. 2024 The event included marching bands, color guards, car clubs, fraternities, dancers and more. Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 19 Feb. 2024 The main event, held Monday from 1 to 3 p.m., proceeds along Fairfax and Royal streets in the heart of Old Town and is filled with Revolutionary War reenactors, classic cars, marching bands, color guards, and floats representing local businesses and organizations. Chris Kelly, Washington Post, 15 Feb. 2024 The ceremony included a color guard, chaplain, brass quartet and 21-gun salute. Peter Aitken, Fox News, 7 Feb. 2024 The Los Angeles All City marching band and color guard kicked things off, followed by dancers in bright, whirling skirts from the Cathedral City High School Ballet Folklorico. Emily Witt, The New Yorker, 2 Feb. 2024 Music from the Boston Pops and the Boston City Singers Tour Choir rang out through the crowd, as people stopped to photograph the waving flags of the color guard. Ivy Scott,, 15 Apr. 2023 Proceeds benefit the nonprofit Mt. Carmel Music Foundation to support the band, color guard and orchestra programs at Mt. Carmel High School, 9550 Carmel Mountain Road. Linda McIntosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, 20 Oct. 2023 Each year, around 300 students, including the marching band, color guard, and kick line team, attend the September back-to-school ritual. Brian Brant, Peoplemag, 22 Sep. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1705, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of color guard was in 1705

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“Color guard.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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color guard

: an honor guard for the colors of an organization
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