en garde definition by Webster's New World
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- on guard: a direction to fencers
- the opening position from which one may either attack or defend
en garde definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Used to warn a fencer to assume the position preparatory to a match.
Origin: French : en, on + garde, guard.