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Definition of foot guards in English:

noun

1Infantrymen with a specific guarding role.
Example sentences
  • When they visited bombed areas they were booed, and regiments of foot guards had to be deployed in London's east end to keep order.
  • Comprised of all the different regiments of foot guards, its soldiers were tall, smart and well disciplined.
  • The foot guards now opened fire with live ammunition.
1.1 (Foot Guards) (In the British army) the regiments of the Brigade of Guards: the Grenadier, Coldstream, Scots, Irish, and Welsh Guards.
Example sentences
  • Subsequently the other regiments of British Foot Guards also adopted the bearskin cap.
  • It is believed that other infantry units such as the Foot Guards and the Parachute Regiment could also face cuts.
  • The Grenadier Guards were formed in 1656 as The First Regiment of Foot Guards.

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