corporal's guard


: the small detachment commanded by a corporal
: a small group

Word History

First Known Use

1832, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of corporal's guard was in 1832

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Cite this Entry

“Corporal's guard.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jun. 2023.

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