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noun (used with a plural verb)
(in Britain) an infantry unit forming part of the ceremonial guard of the monarch.
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Compare Coldstream Guards, household troops.
Origin of Foot Guards
First recorded in 1665–75
Words nearby Foot Guards
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How to use Foot Guards in a sentence
There is also the night watchman, who is an ex-corporal of the Foot-guards, and whose character is of the best.Mrs. Vanderstein's jewels|Mrs. Charles Bryce
The Brigade of Guards—the infantry of the household troops—comprises the five regiments of foot-guards.
The earliest barracks of which there is any record as regards England, were those for the foot guards, erected in 1660.
Brune found there was a commission to be bought in the Household Foot-Guards, and he was well able to pay for it.A Rose of a Hundred Leaves|Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
Such, were the men that our Foot Guards and 52nd routed from the field.