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noun (used with a plural verb)
a guard regiment of the English royal household: formed in Coldstream, Scotland, 1659–60, and instrumental in restoring the English monarchy under Charles II.
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In the UK, COTTON CANDY is more commonly known as…
Also called Cold-stream·ers [kohld-stree-merz]. /ˈkoʊldˌstri mərz/.
Words nearby Coldstream Guards
cold start, cold steel, cold storage, cold store, Coldstream, Coldstream Guards, cold sweat, cold tone, cold turkey, cold type, cold wall effect
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How to use Coldstream Guards in a sentence
He remained for eight years with the Coldstream Guards, most of the time being passed in London barracks.The Life of George Borrow|Herbert Jenkins
We also formed a choir of 1,000 voices to take the musical part of the service, led by the band of the Coldstream Guards.Recollections of a Busy Life|William B. Forwood
He succeeded Talmash, the commander of the expedition (who died of his wounds), as colonel of the Coldstream Guards.
Taken by surprise, the Coldstream Guards had lost a trench and failed to recapture it.The Irish at the Front|Michael MacDonagh
The two regiments, Coldstream Guards and Camerons, who drove them back, lost heavily and tell a tragic story.