honor guard

noun
|Updated on: 19 Jun 2018

Definition of honor guard

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

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First Known Use of honor guard

1925

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HONOR GUARD Defined for English Language Learners

honor guard

Definition of honor guard for English Language Learners

  • : 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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