Share this entry

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.
See parent entry: guard

Definition of guard of honour in:

Share this entry

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources