Life Guards



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

Origin of Life Guards

First recorded in 1640–50 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for life guards

Historical Examples of life guards

  • The life-guards sought for them everywhere, but could not find them.


    Jacob Abbott

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


    Jacob Abbott

  • He is a lad of as good church-principles as any gentleman in the Life-Guards.

  • Would you believe he tried to do without me—in the Life-Guards, too?'

    David Copperfield

    Charles Dickens

  • Outside the Prince's lodging, his escort of life-guards was now drawn up.

    The Yeoman Adventurer

    George W. Gough

British Dictionary definitions for life guards

Life Guards

pl n

(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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