- a military guard in a parade, ceremony, etc, that carries and escorts the flag or regimental colours
Examples from the Web for colour guard
He was of the colour-guard, and all the colour-guard were laughing.The Long Roll
A shot cut away the staff of their precious colours and killed the last man of the 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