Entry from US English dictionary
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.
- 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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Syllabification: col·or guard
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