guard of honor


noun

a guard specially designated for welcoming or escorting distinguished guests or for accompanying a casket in a military funeral.

Nearby words

  1. guard band,
  2. guard cell,
  3. guard dog,
  4. guard duty,
  5. guard hair,
  6. guard pin,
  7. guard ring,
  8. guard's van,
  9. guardafui,
  10. guardant

Origin of guard of honor

First recorded in 1915–20

Also called honor guard.

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