home guard

noun

: 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

Word History

First Known Use

1850, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of home guard was in 1850

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“Home guard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/home%20guard. Accessed 5 Mar. 2024.

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