guards·​man | \ ˈgärdz-mən How to pronounce guardsman (audio) \

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 on the Web After the guardsman was swept away, senior leaders spread word to members not to attempt similar rescues of migrants. New York Times, 22 Apr. 2022 Featherston says that military leaders have prioritized quick mobilization over the needs of each guardsman. Armando Garcia, ABC News, 5 Feb. 2022 The military documents reviewed by ABC News show that one guardsman, Pfc. Armando Garcia, ABC News, 5 Feb. 2022 For Cahill, the guardsman in Palmer, there is a social responsibility that is part and parcel of owning firearms, a civic-mindedness that makes room for others in the shooting community. Zachariah Hughes, Anchorage Daily News, 17 Dec. 2021 One day later, a sixth Arkansas guardsman died when a convoy was attacked leaving Baghdad. Eric Besson, Arkansas Online, 8 Sep. 2021 Court records show Fort Hood soldier Ralph Gregory Saint-Joie, 18, and guardsman Emmanuel Oppongagyare, 20, made initial appearances before a federal magistrate Tuesday in Laredo. NBC News, 16 June 2021 By many accounts, he was shot between the eyes in 1863 by a Union-sympathizing home guardsman named Jim Berry. Clyde Snider, Arkansas Online, 23 May 2021 The guardsman paused and thanked Biden for the vaccines. Dallas News, 16 Apr. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of guardsman

1648, in the meaning defined above

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30 Apr 2022

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“Guardsman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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guards·​man | \ ˈgärdz-mən How to pronounce guardsman (audio) \
plural guardsmen\ -​mən \

Kids Definition of guardsman

: a member of a national guard, coast guard, or other similar military body

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