Guardsman Guards"man, n.; pl. {Guardsmen}. 1. One who guards; a guard. [1913 Webster]

2. A member, either officer or private, of any military body called Guards. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • Guardsman — is a rank used instead of Private in some military units that serve as the official bodyguard of a sovereign or head of state. It is also used as a generic term for any member of a Guards unit of any rank.The British Army Foot Guards Regiments… …   Wikipedia

  • guardsman — ► NOUN 1) (in the UK) a soldier of a regiment of Guards. 2) (in the US) a member of the National Guard …   English terms dictionary

  • guardsman — [gärdz′mən] n. pl. guardsmen [gärdz′mən] 1. a member of any military body called a “guard” ☆ 2. any member of a National Guard …   English World dictionary

  • guardsman — [[t]gɑ͟ː(r)dzmən[/t]] guardsmen also Guardsman 1) N COUNT In Britain, a guardsman is a soldier who is a member of one of the regiments of Guards. 2) N COUNT In the United States, a guardsman is a soldier who is a member of the National Guard …   English dictionary

  • guardsman — UK [ˈɡɑː(r)dzmən] / US [ˈɡɑrdzmən] noun [countable] Word forms guardsman : singular guardsman plural guardsmen 1) a soldier in a Guards regiment of the British army 2) a member of the US National Guard …   English dictionary

  • Guardsman — see guardsman …   English dictionary

  • guardsman — noun Date: 1648 a member of a military body called guard or guards …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • guardsman — /gahrdz meuhn/, n., pl. guardsmen. 1. a person who acts as a guard. 2. a member of the U.S. National Guard. 3. Brit. a member of any select body of troops traditionally organized to protect the person of the sovereign. [1810 20; GUARD + S3 or S1… …   Universalium

  • guardsman — noun a) A person, especially a soldier, who is on guard b) A member of the National Guard …   Wiktionary

  • guardsman — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. guard, sentry, patrol; see guard …   English dictionary for students

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