corporal's guard


noun

Military. any small detachment.
any small group, as of followers.

Nearby words

  1. corpocratic,
  2. corpora,
  3. corporal,
  4. corporal of horse,
  5. corporal punishment,
  6. corporate,
  7. corporate anorexia,
  8. corporate culture,
  9. corporate governance,
  10. corporate image

Origin of corporal's guard

An Americanism dating back to 1835–45

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