Life Guards


noun
  1. (in Britain) a cavalry regiment forming part of the ceremonial guard of the monarch.

Origin of Life Guards

1
First recorded in 1640–50

Words Nearby Life Guards

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How to use Life Guards in a sentence

  • After the life-guards came a body of ten thousand infantry, and after them ten thousand cavalry.

    Xerxes | Jacob Abbott
  • Sheridan was a grenadier company of life-guards, but Colman a whole regiment—of light infantry, to be sure, but still a regiment.

    A Walk from London to Fulham | Thomas Crofton Croker
  • The 2nd Life Guards were getting very weak in officers, and he had an idea that he ought to be with them.

    1914 | John French, Viscount of Ypres
  • The right of the Life Guards being thrown forward, came first into collision.

  • There flashes upon us an escort of Life Guards sparkling in the sun, flashing specks of light from swords, breastplates, helmets.

    English Costume | Dion Clayton Calthrop

British Dictionary definitions for Life Guards

Life Guards

pl n
  1. (in Britain) a cavalry regiment forming part of the Household Brigade, who wear scarlet jackets and white plumes in their helmets

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