colour guard

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. colour bar,
  2. colour code,
  3. colour commentator,
  4. colour contrast,
  5. colour filter,
  6. colour index,
  7. colour line,
  8. colour phase,
  9. colour scheme,
  10. colour separation

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Examples 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.