national guardsman


often capitalized
: a member of a national guard

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web As the first helicopters reached the airstrip, Serhiy Falatyuk, a 25-year-old national guardsman, propped an Igla surface-to-air system dating to the Soviet Union on his shoulder, peered through the sight and fired a missile. Isabelle Khurshudyan, Washington Post, 24 Feb. 2022 One national guardsman assigned to the operation died while trying to save drowning migrants. Armando Garcia, ABC News, 7 July 2022 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 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1831, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of national guardsman was in 1831

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Cite this Entry

“National guardsman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Mar. 2023.

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