With a glimmer of returning intelligence Mr. Bransford laid his noseguard on the window-sill.
Here Billy swore mentally, having a very definite guess as to how Jeff might have lost the noseguard.
See nose guard
in football, a defensive lineman who plays opposite the offensive center; also written noseguard ; also called nose tackle , middle guard
A nose guard is generally big and strong enough to take on double-teams on a consistent basis.