or gar·dant


adjective Heraldry.

(of an animal) depicted full-faced but with the body seen from the side: a lion guardant.

Origin of guardant

1565–75; < French gardant, present participle of garder. See guard, -ant Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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(usually postpositive) heraldry (of a beast) shown full face

Word Origin for guardant

C16: from French gardant guarding, from garder to guard
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