follow Dictionary.com

Why turkey has the same name as Turkey

guard of honor

noun
1.
a guard specially designated for welcoming or escorting distinguished guests or for accompanying a casket in a military funeral.
Also called honor guard.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for guard of honor
  • There was no guard of honor, and no military salute.
  • Six honorary pallbearers from our department flanked the hearse along with six motorcycles as a special guard of honor.
  • They should have been armed with muskets, and formed the guard of honor.
  • Grenadiers made up the guard of honor, and there were a few trumpeters and many servants in livery with lighted torches.

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for guard of honor

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for guard

7
9
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with guard of honor