colour guard


noun

a military guard in a parade, ceremony, etc, that carries and escorts the flag or regimental colours

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Example sentences from the Web for colour guard

  • Only one man of the colour-guard remains, but he carries out their gloriously torn flag in triumph.

  • From front and left came a tempest of lead; again the colours--both--fell, and all the colour-guard.

    Who Goes There?|Blackwood Ketcham Benson
  • He was of the colour-guard, and all the colour-guard were laughing.

    The Long Roll|Mary Johnston
  • A shot cut away the staff of their precious colours and killed the last man of the colour-guard.