Definition of guardsman in English:


Syllabification: guards·man
Pronunciation: /ˈgärdzmən

noun (plural guardsmen)

  • 1(In the US) a member of the National Guard.
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    • It is present in the camouflaged armed national guardsmen who greet members of Congress each day we enter the Capitol campus.
    • The national guard plays a critical role in homeland security, but tens of thousands of national guardsmen are now deployed overseas, supporting the global war on terror.
    • At Duneen Mill in Greenville, South Carolina, for example, 425 national guardsmen were deployed to break up pickets.
  • 1.1(In the UK) a soldier of a regiment of Guards.
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    • The West Yorkshire Regiment guardsmen were well prepared for the weather.
    • The palace was floodlit, a full-size Royal Standard, usually reserved for state occasions, was flying and guardsmen in bearskins were on sentry duty.
    • Branchflower, 20, a guardsman with the Irish Guards, was deployed

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