Life Guards

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

Origin of Life Guards

First recorded in 1640–50

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

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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