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Definition of "guards" []

  • (esp in European armies) any of various regiments responsible for ceremonial duties and, formerly, the protection of the head of state
  • (as modifier)
  • Plural form of guard. (noun)

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Use "guards" in a sentence
  • "Little innocent children played about in the cabin, and would run to the guards -- the _guards_ of an American steam-boat are an extension of the deck on each side, beyond the paddle boxes, which gives great width for stowage -- now and then, to wonder, in infantine language, at the next boat, or the water, or something else that drew their attention."
  • "This cutter is supported on what he terms guards, which are attached to the front edge of the platform or cutter-bar (as termed by Hussey), one every three inches the whole width of the machine, projecting horizontally in front about six or eight inches."
  • "It was, however, interesting to see the tactics used by the guards from the point of view of Max, himself an expert in breaking the human spirit."