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color guard

Syllabification: col·or guard

Definition of color guard in English:

noun

A uniformed group, especially of soldiers, police officers, or school representatives, who parade or present their institution’s flag (and sometimes their national flag) on ceremonial occasions.
Example sentences
  • Two members of the color guard fold the American flag and present it to a family member.
  • At pow-wows, one of the basic Indian social functions, the Stars and Stripes are nearly always presented by a color guard, and adult Indians sport their service medals.
  • This is the way dead heroes are supposed to come home, their coffins draped with the American flag, greeted by a color guard.

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