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Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
a ceremonial guard assigned to escort a distinguished person or to accompany a casket at a funeral
also guard of honor
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nounThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
A group of people serving as an escort or performing drill exhibitions on ceremonial occasions. Also called guard of honor.