an expert swimmer employed as at a beach or pool to prevent drownings
An expert swimmer trained and employed to watch over other swimmers, as at a beach or swimming pool. Also called lifesaver .
intransitive verblife·guard·ed, life·guard·ing, life·guards
To work or serve as a lifeguard.
- A guard of the life or person; a guard that attends a prince or other person; a bodyguard.
- (chiefly US) An attendant, usually an expert swimmer, employed to save swimmers in trouble or near drowning at a body of water.
- A lifesaver.
- (rail transport) A sturdy metal bracket fixed in front of each of the leading wheels of a train to deflect small objects away from the wheels to prevent derailment.