- (of an animal) depicted full-faced but with the body seen from the side: a lion guardant.
Origin of guardant
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A waiter in full bloom appeared at the end of the passage, guardant.The Wheels of Chance
H. G. Wells
- (usually postpositive) heraldry (of a beast) shown full face
C16: from French gardant guarding, from garder to guard