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 Jerry White, an Air Force veteran who now works in airport security, assists Dunn with arranging the honor guards at the transfers. Dan Belson, Baltimore Sun, 16 May 2023 Xi kicked off his four-day trip Tuesday with a state visit and was received with an honor guard and a 21-gun salute. David Pierson, BostonGlobe.com, 23 Aug. 2023 The ceremony also included presentations by an honor guard, pipes and drums, and a flyover by jets from Luke Air Force Base in Glendale. Lacey Latch, The Arizona Republic, 30 June 2023 After the parade will be an honor guard ceremony, children's bike judging and free ice cream, hot dogs and root beer at the Delafield American Legion. Cathy Kozlowicz, Journal Sentinel, 23 June 2023 Daley Plaza The prince’s day begins with a morning review of an honor guard followed by a wreath-laying with Bilandic at the plaza’s eternal flame. Kori Rumore, Chicago Tribune, 4 May 2023 Biden participated in the inspection of the honor guard with King Charles III, later putting his arm around the king in a sign of friendship. Kim Hjelmgaard, USA TODAY, 10 July 2023 Oliver also acted as a district resource officer and served on the department's honor guard. Rae Johnson, The Courier-Journal, 6 Apr. 2023 As the vehicles carrying Johnson’s family drew near, members of honor guards stepped alongside, providing a walking escort the final few hundred yards to the school parking lot. Les Zaitz, oregonlive, 26 Jan. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1925, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of honor guard was in 1925

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“Honor guard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/honor%20guard. Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

Kids Definition

honor guard

: a guard assigned to a ceremonial duty

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