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guard duty

noun
1.
a military assignment involving watching over or protecting a person or place or supervising prisoners.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95
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Examples for guard duty
  • Rigid guard duty was established at once, and everyone was impressed with the necessity for vigilance and watchfulness.
  • Being detailed on guard duty today, it was my lot to stand solitary and alone at my post when the old year died.

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