yeoman of the guard

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yeoman of the guard

n. pl. yeomen of the guard
A member of a ceremonial guard attending the British sovereign and royal family and also guarding the Tower of London.

yeoman of the guard

(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a member of the bodyguard (Yeomen of the Guard) of the English monarch. This unit was founded in 1485 and now retains ceremonial functions only

yeo′man of the guard′

a member of the bodyguard of the English sovereign, instituted 1485: now having purely ceremonial duties.
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Noun1.yeoman of the guard - officer in the (ceremonial) bodyguard of the British monarchyeoman of the guard - officer in the (ceremonial) bodyguard of the British monarch
bodyguard, escort - someone who escorts and protects a prominent person

Yeoman of the Guard

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