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guardsman

[ gahrdz-muhn ]
/ ˈgɑrdz mən /
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noun, plural guards·men.

a person who acts as a guard.
a member of the U.S. National Guard.
British. a member of any select body of troops traditionally organized to protect the person of the sovereign.

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Origin of guardsman

1810–20; guard + -s3 or 's1 + -man
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British Dictionary definitions for guardsman

guardsman
/ (ˈɡɑːdzmən) /

noun plural -men

(in Britain) a member of a Guards battalion or regiment
(in the US) a member of the National Guard
a guard
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