- 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.
Origin of guardsman
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Examples from the Web for guardsman
A guardsman told him to get on the bus, and the frontline express drove on again to Mariupol.On the Bus: Ukraine’s Frontline Express Across the Battle Lines
September 8, 2014
Told by a Ukrainian that the DNR were in Novotroitske, a guardsman said, “We know.”Pro-Russian Rebels Brag Kiev Is Next
September 2, 2014
According to the Telegraph, Guardsman Lee Wheeler, 29 said he spoke to her about the baby.Kate: I Want A Boy!
March 18, 2013
"No, no; I was first: I said 'done' before you," interposed a guardsman.Tony Butler
Charles James Lever
I have known it of old, that is, I have often heard it spoken when I was a guardsman in London.Lavengro
The guardsman, not denying the charge, was at once put in ward.Theodoric the Goth
My mind isn't the build of a guardsman's mind, any more than my unfortunate body is.Michael
E. F. Benson
He glanced at the guardsman, then flicked a finger out to point at Mauson.Alarm Clock
Everett B. Cole
- (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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