guard of honor


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guard of honor

guard′ of hon′or


n.
a guard specially designated for welcoming or escorting distinguished guests or for accompanying a casket in a military funeral. Also called honor guard.
[1915–20]
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Noun1.guard of honor - an escort for a distinguished guest or for the casket at a military funeralguard of honor - an escort for a distinguished guest or for the casket at a military funeral
escort - an attendant who is employed to accompany someone
References in classic literature ?
A moment later searching parties were scouring the ancient pile in search of them, and my cup of happiness was full when I saw them being escorted into the room by a cheering guard of honor.
Conduct her thither, E-Thas, with a suitable guard of honor and see to it that slaves and eunuchs be placed at her disposal, who shall attend upon all her wants and guard her carefully from harm.
He had a bourgeois guard of honor too, and fine troops they were
There were four gorgeous tents standing side by side in the place of honor, on a broad railed platform in the centre of the Grand Stand, with a shining guard of honor round about them.
According to Spokesperson of Pakistan Navy, the Air Chief was presented guard of honor by a smartly turned out contingent of Pakistan Navy on his arrival at the naval headquarters.