home guard

noun

Definition of home guard

: a force organized often on a volunteer basis for local defense or home protection especially when the regular army is in a combat area — compare home reserve

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First Known Use of home guard

1850, in the meaning defined above

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“Home guard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/home%20guard. Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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