Horse Guards

noun(used with a plural verb)
  1. a body of cavalry serving as a guard.

  2. a cavalry brigade from the household troops of the British monarch.

Origin of Horse Guards

First recorded in 1635–45

Words Nearby Horse Guards Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use Horse Guards in a sentence

  • They have a living faith in the potency of the Horse-Guards, and in the maxim that "Safe bind is sure find."

    Glances at Europe | Horace Greeley
  • A battalion of the English Horse Guards was drawn up on the meadows at the side of the avenue.

    Belgium | George W. T. (George William Thomson) Omond
  • Presently the smokes of the cook fires arose, and in the gray light we could see the horse-guards bringing in the mounts.

    The Way of a Man | Emerson Hough
  • A barn occupied by men of the Horse Guards Blue was ingeniously rigged up by its temporary tenants.

    The Romance of the Red Triangle | Arthur Keysall Yapp
  • They had turned down Whitehall, and passed the big cuirassiers upon their black chargers at the gate of the Horse Guards.

    A Duet | Arthur Conan Doyle

British Dictionary definitions for Horse Guards

Horse Guards

pl n
  1. the cavalry regiment that, together with the Life Guards, comprises the cavalry part of the British sovereign's Household Brigade

  2. their headquarters in Whitehall, London: also the headquarters of the British Army

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