guard of honor

noun
a guard specially designated for welcoming or escorting distinguished guests or for accompanying a casket in a military funeral.
Also called honor guard.


Origin:
1915–20

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Example sentences
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.
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