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 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, "Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine says decision on restaurant reopenings coming soon: Capitol Letter," 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., "Ohio National Guard helps Shared Harvest food distribution in new Fairfield location this weekend," 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, "Rhode Island National Guards knock doors in search of fleeing New Yorkers," 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,, "Southern Mexico has its own “Trump Wall”," 22 Feb. 2020 But they were pushed back by national guardsmen wielding heavy riot shields. Time, "Venezuela Opposition Leader Guaido Blocked From Congress Voting Session as Conflict with Maduro Deepens," 6 Jan. 2020 The group trudged about 24 miles ( 40 kilometers) northwest along a highway under the supervision of human rights officials before federal police and national guardsmen blocked their path. Isabel Mateos, Washington Post, "Caravan of 2,000 migrants detained in southern Mexico," 13 Oct. 2019 There are about 3,000 active-duty troops and 2,000 national guardsmen serving on the U.S. border. oregonlive, "Pentagon approves diversion of military construction funds for Trump’s border wall," 3 Sep. 2019 Here’s the situation: About 35 Mexican soldiers and national guardsmen attempted to arrest Ovidio Guzman López, one of the lesser known sons of El Chapo, on a U.S. extradition request in the heartland of Guzman’s Sinaloa cartel. Washington Post, "AP Explains: A look at Mexico’s security strategy," 18 Oct. 2019

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1831, in the meaning defined above

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“National guardsman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Nov. 2020.

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