national guardsman

noun, often capitalized

Definition of national guardsman

: a member of a national guard

Examples of national guardsman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Garbo volunteered to serve two years in Afghanistan as an army national guardsman. Julie Luchetta, The Arizona Republic, 9 Oct. 2021 Whether citizen or immigrant, dual national or national guardsman, all men must comply or face investigation by the Department of Justice. The Economist, 10 Apr. 2021 The shooter, a 20-year-old California national guardsman named Daniel Harmon Jones, was on the roof of the Holiday Inn on Weidler. oregonlive, 4 Dec. 2020 Kent State: Monday marked the 50th anniversary of the Kent State shooting, when 13 students were shot by national guardsmen on the university’s campus. cleveland, 5 May 2020 The distribution will be drive-through and conducted in the front parking lot at the school, from 10 a.m. to noon, with national guardsmen and Ohio Reserve Guardsmen directing traffic and loading the food into vehicles., 2 Apr. 2020 Reha Kocatas, a New Yorker who arrived March 22 from the Bahamas to his Rhode Island home, said his wife and two children were visited by a police officer and a national guardsmen. Lisa Rathke And David Goldman, Houston Chronicle, 30 Mar. 2020 Mexican national guardsmen and immigration agents have stepped up efforts to tighten control of the notoriously porous frontier, driving up fees smugglers charge to evade them. Dudley Althaus,, 22 Feb. 2020 But they were pushed back by national guardsmen wielding heavy riot shields. Time, 6 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of national guardsman

1831, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of national guardsman was in 1831

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18 Oct 2021

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“National guardsman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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