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honor guard

Origin of honor guard
First recorded in 1920-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • They tugged at their gold-braided jackets and signalled the honor guard.

    The Adventurer Cyril M. Kornbluth
  • Let them in, give them an honor guard of Kragans, but keep their own gun-toters outside.

    Ullr Uprising Henry Beam Piper
  • The honor guard came up the front steps, through the plane, to the back compartment.

    Warren Commission (7 of 26): Hearings Vol. VII (of 15) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
  • It's true we stayed up all night, but please consider that as a watch—an honor guard, by George!

    What's He Doing in There? Fritz Reuter Leiber

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