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guard of honor

a guard specially designated for welcoming or escorting distinguished guests or for accompanying a casket in a military funeral.
Also called honor guard.
Origin of guard of honor
1915-20 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • 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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