honor guard

noun

Definition of honor guard

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

1925

First Known Use of honor guard

1925


HONOR GUARD Defined for English Language Learners

honor guard

noun

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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