guardsman

[gahrdz-muh n]
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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.

Nearby words

  1. guardianship,
  2. guarding,
  3. guardrail,
  4. guardroom,
  5. guards,
  6. guare,
  7. guare, john,
  8. guarini,
  9. guarini, guarino,
  10. guarneri

Origin of guardsman

1810–20; guard + -s3 or 's1 + -man

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British Dictionary definitions for guardsman

guardsman

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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