officer of the guard

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.

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


British Dictionary definitions for officer of the guard

officer of the guard

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