[ gahrdz-muhn ]

noun,plural guards·men.
  1. a person who acts as a guard.

  2. a member of the U.S. National Guard.

  1. British. a member of any select body of troops traditionally organized to protect the person of the sovereign.

Origin of guardsman

1810–20; guard + -s3 or 's1 + -man

Words Nearby guardsman Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use guardsman in a sentence

  • Told by a Ukrainian that the DNR were in Novotroitske, a guardsman said, “We know.”

  • The royal couple guardsman Glenn Tierney the little prince is "very busy crawling and eating".

  • According to the Telegraph, guardsman Lee Wheeler, 29 said he spoke to her about the baby.

    Kate: I Want A Boy! | Tom Sykes | March 18, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • They sped down a long gallery, swift and silent as flight in a dream; another door, another guardsman.

    God Wills It! | William Stearns Davis
  • I have known it of old, that is, I have often heard it spoken when I was a guardsman in London.

    Lavengro | George Borrow
  • The guardsman, not denying the charge, was at once put in ward.

    Theodoric the Goth | Thomas Hodgkin
  • At the request of guardsman Jaeger, we stood by to render aid if necessary, maintaining contact with his station.

    Indirection | Everett B. Cole
  • guardsman Jaeger fired his demolitions as he left, firing the screen generator with his last flare.

    Indirection | Everett B. Cole

British Dictionary definitions for guardsman


/ (ˈɡɑːdzmən) /

nounplural -men
  1. (in Britain) a member of a Guards battalion or regiment

  2. (in the US) a member of the National Guard

  1. a guard

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