Definition of guardsman
: a member of a military body called guard or guards
Examples of guardsman in a Sentence
Guardsmen were deployed to the region.
Recent Examples of guardsman from the Web
When the gas starts to fly, most pull back and leave the younger, angrier protesters to duke it out with national guardsmen for hours.
Violent clashes between demonstrators and police and national guardsmen trying to contain the protests have been reported across the country, with more than 1,000 reported injured and 2,700 arrested, according to the civil society group Penal Forum.
A national guardsman and a police officer have also been killed.
The fair is open to veterans, military spouses, guardsmen, and reservists.
Eight of the guardsmen who fired on the students were indicted by a grand jury, but the case was dismissed over lack of evidence.
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First Known Use of guardsman
GUARDSMAN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of guardsman for English Language Learners
: a U.S. soldier in the National Guard or the Coast Guard
: a British soldier in the Guards
GUARDSMAN Defined for Kids
Definition of guardsman for Students
: a member of a national guard, coast guard, or other similar military body
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