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[gahrdz-muh n] /ˈgɑrdz mən/
noun, plural guardsmen.
a person who acts as a guard.
a member of the U.S. National Guard.
British. a member of any select body of troops traditionally organized to protect the person of the sovereign.
Origin of guardsman
1810-20; guard + -s3 or 's1 + -man Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • "No, no; I was first: I said 'done' before you," interposed a guardsman.

    Tony Butler Charles James Lever
  • I have known it of old, that is, I have often heard it spoken when I was a guardsman in London.

    Lavengro George Borrow
  • The guardsman, not denying the charge, was at once put in ward.

    Theodoric the Goth Thomas Hodgkin
  • My mind isn't the build of a guardsman's mind, any more than my unfortunate body is.

    Michael E. F. Benson
  • He glanced at the guardsman, then flicked a finger out to point at Mauson.

    Alarm Clock

    Everett B. Cole
  • It could not be otherwise since his own name was so like that of the Scottish guardsman.

    The Magic World Edith Nesbit
  • "He is in there," said the guardsman, pointing to the palace.

    Historic Boys

    Elbridge Streeter Brooks
British Dictionary definitions for guardsman


noun (pl) -men
(in Britain) a member of a Guards battalion or regiment
(in the US) a member of the National Guard
a guard
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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