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 ?
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.
The Defense Department said in a statement that a guard of honor comprised of SAS regiment personnel accompanied family members to meet the aircraft on which the body was transported to Australia.