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guard of honour
Pronunciation: /ˌɡɑːd əv ˈɒnə/

Definition of guard of honour in English:

A group of soldiers detailed to ceremonially welcome an important visitor.
Example sentences
  • Members of the Air Field Defence Wing provided the firing party and the guard of honour for receiving VIPs.
  • The Regiment formed a guard of honour before today's play commenced.
  • He was a special constable for 13 years and 60 police officers formed a guard of honour at his funeral.
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