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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The two leaders tightly embraced at the airport in front of a military honor guard and thousands of people cheering and waving flowers and flags. Kim Tong-hyung, Fox News, "Unfinished business: Moon's summit dreams echo late mentor," 18 Sep. 2018 The two leaders tightly embraced at the airport in front of a military honor guard and thousands of people cheering and waving flowers and flags. Kim Tong-hyung, The Seattle Times, "Unfinished business: Moon’s summit dreams echo late mentor," 18 Sep. 2018 An honor guard carries a photo of Gen. Abdul Raziq, the Kandahar police chief killed in October. Michael M. Phillips, WSJ, "‘I Think I’ve Been Shot’: Nighttime Raid in Afghanistan Reveals New U.S. Strategy," 5 Dec. 2018 Long Beach firefighter honor guard carry a wreath outside Saint Mary Medical Center prior to a procession for Fire Capt. Washington Post, "Police: Gunman lured firefighters to retirement home," 26 June 2018 His casket was greeted by the honor guard, every single branch of the military along with Vietnam veterans and first responders inside the rotunda. Cindy McCain and her family greeted by the Arizona governor Doug Ducey and his wife. Fox News, "Trumpism vs. socialism? DeSantis, Gillum face off in Florida," 29 Aug. 2018 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

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1925, in the meaning defined above

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honor guard

noun

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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