honor guard


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honor guard

n.
A group of people serving as an escort or performing drill exhibitions on ceremonial occasions. Also called 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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.honor guard - an escort for a distinguished guest or for the casket at a military funeralhonor guard - an escort for a distinguished guest or for the casket at a military funeral
escort - an attendant who is employed to accompany someone
Translations

honor guard

n (US) → Ehrenwache f
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