officer of the guard


noun Military.

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.

Nearby words

  1. officeholder,
  2. officer,
  3. officer of arms,
  4. officer of the day,
  5. officer of the deck,
  6. officer of the watch,
  7. official,
  8. official family,
  9. official formula,
  10. official receiver Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for officer of the guard

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

  • 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.

British Dictionary definitions for officer of the guard

officer of the guard


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