Definition of Yeoman of the Guard in English:

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Yeoman of the Guard


1A member of the British sovereign’s bodyguard, first established by Henry VII, now having only ceremonial duties and wearing Tudor dress as uniform. Also called beefeater.
Example sentences
  • The Yeomen of the Guard, with their red robes and long spears, stood at attention.
  • The Yeomen of the Guard marched in and took their positions in the crowd to make way when the Queen arrived.
  • They were presented with a pouch containing silver one, two, three and four penny pieces from golden trays held by the Yeomen of the Guard.
1.1Used erroneously to refer to a Yeoman Warder.
Example sentences
  • The Yeomen Warders are often incorrectly referred to as Yeomen of the Guard, which is actually a distinct corps of Royal Bodyguards.

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