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officer of the guard

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noun Military.
  1. an officer, acting under the officer of the day, who is responsible for the instruction, discipline, and performance of duty of the guard in a post, camp, or station. Abbreviation: OG, O.G.
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  • Then he hunted up a subaltern of his own grade whom he knew would probably be the detail for officer-of-the-guard that evening.

    Found in the Philippines

    Charles King

  • Rafferty told me Mr. Lanier was officer-of-the-guard, and everybody else was at the dance.


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officer of the guard

noun
  1. a junior officer whose duty is to command a ceremonial guardAbbreviation: OG
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