guard duty

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guard′ du`ty

a military assignment involving watching over or protecting a person or place or supervising prisoners.
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Noun1.guard duty - the duty of serving as a sentryguard duty - the duty of serving as a sentry; "he was on guard that night"
assignment, duty assignment - a duty that you are assigned to perform (especially in the armed forces); "hazardous duty"
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The youth, on guard duty one night, conversed across the stream with one of them.
A second inquest into the death of 18-year old Cheryl, held three years ago, recorded that she died as a result of an intentional "self-inflicted shot" while on guard duty in November, 1995.
There are nearly 2000 registered private security firms in the country out of which 500 actively offer guard duty, according to the Private Security Regulatory Authority (PSRA).A key feature of the regulations is that the security firms are required to streamline their hiring procedures to ensure they enlist qualified staff.
PAF contingent takes over guard duty at Iqbal's mausoleum
Separately, Ghulam Abbas s/o Mohammad Afzal,r/o Sargodha shoot himself.The deceased was performing security guard duty at a private school in Aamir town.
Theophilus was on guard duty in the town when the German navy launched a bombardment.
A police constable who accidentally shot himself with an MP5 firearm in the left chest while on guard duty at the Perak Tengah district police headquarters (IPD) near Seri Iskandar yesterday, is in stable condition.
The cadets of PMA Kakul have taken over the guard duty at Quaid's mausoleum.
Karachi/Lahore -- The guard duty at mausoleum of Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah has been assigned to Pakistan Navy after an exciting Change of Guard ceremony held in Karachi.
At the same time, 'yung guard duty niya tumulong (it's the guard duty to help) in case of emergency,' he said.
PRIVATE Cheryl James died as a result of an intentional "self-inflicted shot" while on guard duty at Deepcut barracks, a coroner has ruled.