horse guard

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  1. a black and yellow sand wasp, Bembix carolina, of the southern U.S., preying on flies that gather around horses and cattle.

Origin of horse guard

First recorded in 1790–1800

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

How to use horse guard in a sentence

  • The horse-guard only, out by the caballada, stood leaning upon his rifle, silent and watchful.

    The Scalp Hunters | Mayne Reid
  • Now I am convinced that the only way for us is to have every man in the camp stand horse-guard in rotation whenever we stop.

    The Oregon Trail | Francis Parkman, Jr.
  • We reminded the captain that a hundred Pawnees would probably demolish the horse-guard, if he were to resist their depredations.

    The Oregon Trail | Francis Parkman, Jr.
  • The horse-drive of the previous night was an exception, but that had happened because they had drawn near and seen no horse-guard.

    The Hunters' Feast | Mayne Reid
  • The boy gave the orders tersely after the horse-guard had risen and kicked his two companions awake.

    The King of Arcadia | Francis Lynde