honor guard


Definition of honor guard

: a guard assigned to a ceremonial duty (such as to accompany a casket at a military funeral)

Examples of honor guard in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Harris had landed in Guatemala City on Sunday evening to a red-carpet reception and was greeted by a national honor guard under a slight breeze. Noah Bierman, Los Angeles Times, 7 June 2021 Local veterans organizations are slated to participate, as well as the honor guard of the Skokie Fire and Police Departments, the village said. Jennifer Johnson, chicagotribune.com, 20 May 2021 Bacon got through the festivities—the private view, the official opening, the red carpet, the honor guard—with aplomb. Joan Acocella, The New Yorker, 17 May 2021 An honor guard greeted his arrival at the White House. chicagotribune.com, 16 Apr. 2021 An honor guard greeted his arrival at the White House. Ellen Knickmeyer, Star Tribune, 16 Apr. 2021 At the top of the steps the coffin will be met by the Dean of Windsor, the Archbishop of Canterbury and an honor guard and a military band, which will play the national anthem. Maria Puente, USA TODAY, 15 Apr. 2021 Then suddenly, the honor guard switched to the goose step, but only for short time, less than a dozen paces. Brad Lendon, CNN, 15 Apr. 2021 More than 700 military personnel are taking part, including army bands, Royal Marine buglers and an honor guard drawn from across the armed forces. Time, 17 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of honor guard

1925, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of honor guard was in 1925

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15 Jun 2021

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“Honor guard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/honor%20guard. Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of honor guard

chiefly US : a person or group that is the guard at a formal or ceremonial event (such as a military funeral or a parade)

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