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1. (Military) a volunteer part-time military force recruited for the defence of the United Kingdom in World War II
2. (Military) (in various countries) a civil defence and reserve militia organization
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|Noun||1.||home guard - a volunteer unit formed to defend the homeland while the regular army is fighting elsewhere|
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
guard - a military unit serving to protect some place or person
yeomanry - a British volunteer cavalry force organized in 1761 for home defense later incorporated into the Territorial Army
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