- (in Britain) an infantry unit forming part of the ceremonial guard of the monarch.
Origin of Foot Guards
First recorded in 1665–75
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Examples from the Web for foot guards
The Duke of Ormond has got his regiment of foot-guards, I know not who has the rest.The Journal to Stella
Fifty foot-guards, with drums and trumpets, closed the procession.Thackerayana
William Makepeace Thackeray
He who had first approached was Count von Romberg, a captain in the foot-guards.
There are the body-guards, the foot-guards, the horse-guards, and other such troops.
The Brigade of Guards—the infantry of the household troops—comprises the five regiments of foot-guards.