honor guard

noun

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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Practiced in the art of ceremony, the queen directed Mr. Trump around the quadrangle as the two participated in an inspection of her honor guard. Katie Rogers, New York Times, "From Truman to Trump, Queen Elizabeth Has Met 12 U.S. Presidents," 13 July 2018 Source: Inter-Korean Summit Press Corps/Pool via Bloomberg Moon, bottom left, and Kim pass an honor guard. Bloomberg.com, "North and South Korea Have Made History. Here's What Happened When Kim Met Moon," 27 Apr. 2018 Thai military honor guards transport a coffin containing the remains of a former Thai Navy Seal who died in the cave rescue operations. Wilawan Watcharasakwet And Phred Dvorak, WSJ, "Thailand Cave Rescue: Former Thai Navy SEAL Dies After Diving Operation," 6 July 2018 An honor guard of Korean soldiers in bright traditional war robes welcomed the leaders, during which Kim appeared slightly uneasy, panting heavily. Charlie Campbell, Time, "'The Korean War Is Over.' Kim Jong Un Begins 'Writing a New History' as the First North Korean Leader to Visit the South," 27 Apr. 2018 On Saturday, three Coast Guard members attended the funeral as an honor guard for Fusco, who joined the service out of high school, according to his obituary. Rebecca Lurye, courant.com, "Funeral Held For Victims Of New Milford Murder-Suicide," 21 Apr. 2018 Two of McCaslin’s nephews, Tom and Pat McCaslin of Omaha, attended Tuesday’s ceremony for Canty that included a lone bugler who played Taps, a military band and a seven-member honor guard firing three volleys from their rifles. courant.com, "WWII Veteran John Canty Of Winsted Buried at Arlington," 10 July 2018 Camp Pendleton Young Marines will serve as the honor guard. Linda Mcintosh, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Palomar College nurse receives award ... community news," 25 May 2018 The honor guard and flag bearers wore uniforms with tall military caps, of a style dating from Russia’s war with Napoleon in 1812. Andrew E. Kramer, BostonGlobe.com, "Putin starts 4th term with coronation-style ceremony," 7 May 2018

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1925, in the meaning defined above

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honor guard

noun

English Language Learners Definition of honor guard

: 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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