Definition of guard of honour in English:

Share this entry

guard of honour

Pronunciation: /ˌɡɑːd əv ˈɒnə/
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
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.