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guardant

or gar·dant

[gahr-dnt]
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adjective Heraldry.
  1. (of an animal) depicted full-faced but with the body seen from the side: a lion guardant.
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Origin of guardant

1565–75; < French gardant, present participle of garder. See guard, -ant
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Historical Examples

  • A waiter in full bloom appeared at the end of the passage, guardant.

    The Wheels of Chance

    H. G. Wells


British Dictionary definitions for guardant

guardant

gardant

adjective
  1. (usually postpositive) heraldry (of a beast) shown full face
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Word Origin

C16: from French gardant guarding, from garder to guard
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