guard duty

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  1. a military assignment involving watching over or protecting a person or place or supervising prisoners.

Origin of guard duty

First recorded in 1890–95

Words Nearby guard duty Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use guard duty in a sentence

  • It so happened that the day he visited us, I was performing guard duty around the camp.

    A Raw Recruit's War Experiences | Ansel D. Nickerson
  • But what he didn't know about guard duty was hardly worth knowing.

    Warrior Gap | Charles King
  • The remainder were in reserve, or on guard duty at various points.

    The Battle of New Orleans | Zachary F. Smith
  • I learned quite lately that he was not dead, but that his company was doing guard duty at this place.

    The Blue and The Gray | A. R. White