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guar·dantalso gar·dant (gär′dnt)
Positioned so that the head is turned toward the viewer. Used of an animal depicted so that its body is viewed from the side.
[Obsolete French, from Old French guardant, gardant, present participle of garder, to guard; see guard.]
(Heraldry) (usually postpositive) heraldry (of a beast) shown full face
[C16: from French gardant guarding, from garder to guard]
(of a heraldic animal) having the face toward the viewer and the body in side view.
[1565–75; < French gardant]
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|Adj.||1.||guardant - looking forward|
heraldry - the study and classification of armorial bearings and the tracing of genealogies
forward - at or near or directed toward the front; "the forward section of the aircraft"; "a forward plunge down the stairs"; "forward motion"